Nerds 2.0.1

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Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet
Genre Documentary
Written by Robert X. Cringely, John Gau, and Stephen Segaller
Directed by Stephen Segaller
Narrated by Robert X. Cringely
Theme music composer Michael Bard
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Robert X. Cringely, John Gau, and Stephen Segaller
Cinematography Greg Bond, Wendy Revak, Brett Wood
Editor(s) Bruce Barrow
Running time 150 minutes
Production company(s) John Gau Productions for Oregon Public Broadcasting
Distributor PBS
Original network Channel 4/PBS
Original release September 19-October 3, 1998 (Channel 4)November 25, 1998 (PBS)
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Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet - a.k.a. Glory of the Geeks - is a 1998 American PBS television documentary that explores the development of the Arpanet, the Internet, and the World Wide Web in from 1969 to 1998. It was created during the dot-com boom of the late 1990s. The documentary was hosted and co-written by Robert X. Cringely (Mark Stephens), and is the sequel to the 1996 documentary, Triumph of the Nerds. It was first broadcast as Glory of the Geeks in three weekly episodes between September 19 and October 3, 1998 on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom, and as Nerds 2.0.1 on consecutive days between November 25, 1998 by PBS in the United States.


As broadcast by Channel 4/PBS:

  • Networking the Nerds (September 19, 1998/November 25, 1998)
  • Serving the Suits (September 26, 1998/November 25, 1998)
  • Wiring the World (October 3, 1998/November 25, 1998)

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