Happy New Year!
Does anyone here enjoy a good documentary? Let’s use this thread to share our favourite must see documentaries.
I’ve got two tech related recommendations to start us off.
Silicone Cowboys: it’s about the early days of Compaq and how these guys used reverse engineering to create “IBM Compatible” products, eventually running apps faster than the original IBM hardware. It’s an amazing story. Everyone loves to point at the beginnings of Apple and Microsoft as game changers of the tech industry but these guys had a massive impact in a different way, taking on Big Blue! Check it out.
The Cleaners: Who really censors our social media feed and how does that shape public opinion? Well it’s outsourced of course. But if you’re essentially outsourcing morality, does that create another problem? Big question’s for our modern world. Worth a watch.
What must see documentaries do you recommend? I would love to hear about them.