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- $24 for a Silicon Valley five-DVD set (a $49.99 value)
- Includes a 30-minute bonus feature, Steve Jobs: Secrets of Life
- $10 for a Silicon Valley download (a $19.99 value)
- Each movie section is roughly 400MB and takes about 5–10 minutes to download
Narrated by Leonard Nimoy, Silicon Valley is a five-part series documenting the rise of the tech industry in Northern California and filmed over the course of 20 years. The 115-minute film delves into the early history of the movement, beginning with the founding of Stanford University, and includes commentary from the founders of Apple, Intel, and Hewlett-Packard. Industry bigwigs remark upon the importance of failure to achieving success and experts discuss Silicon Valley’s global impact, drawing comparisons to the Renaissance. The DVD set includes a 30-minute bonus feature, Steve Jobs: Secrets of Life, an interview with Jobs from 1994 that recounts his approach to taking risks with his work. Click here for a brief film preview.
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About Silicon Valley Historical Association
By recording the many people, inventions, and achievements of Silicon Valley, the Silicon Valley Historical Association forms a compelling argument that the Northern California–based tech movement is the Renaissance of our time. The association amasses commentary, interviews, and photographs from industry founders and experts to document Silicon Valley’s far-reaching impact on the world at large. Like Gutenberg’s printing press or the birth of the first carrier pigeon, the rise of the home computer has connected billions, marking a sea change in the primary ways people communicate.
The association’s research covers a multitude of subjects, from the invention of the microchip to the basic histories of some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Google, eBay, and Apple. Its documentary, Silicon Valley, condenses 20 years of the association’s work into a five-part series that discusses what makes for a successful company while recalling how many slices of pizza could fit into the earliest disk drives.