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About the Movie
Three friends dream up the Compaq portable computer at a Texas diner in 1981, and soon find themselves battling mighty IBM for PC supremacy. Their improbable journey altered the future of computing and shaped the world we now know.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 12
- Fresh: 12
- Rotten: 0
- Average Rating: 7.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: You won't walk away with a degree in business or psychology after watching "Silicon Cowboys." But this documentary leaves you with a curious feeling that you've earned college credit in both, and gotten a few laughs as well.
Fresh: A fascinating account of maverick innovators during the Wild West era of personal computing.
Fresh: A zippy, compact history of the rise and rise of Compaq Computer Corp.
Fresh: These former-Texas Instruments-employees-made-good are a likable bunch, especially in their particularly Texan way of recalling every major milestone in terms of what they were eating or drinking at the time.
Enjoyed every minute!
I saw this at SXSW and loved it. A great story that is well told and entertaining!
Even though I experienced the rise of Compaq first hand, there were still things that I didn't remember or never knew. It was very satisfying to relive that amazing time in our family's life. Thank you, Jason Cohen!
Informative and entertaining
I found it really interesting and amusing. I didn't even realize there wasn't a narrator until someone pointed it out to me. A must see.