Reaction Paper for Pirates of the Silicon Valley

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When announced that we're going to watch a movie about computer evolution, I was like "oh no! for sure this will serve as my sleeping pill for today". But as the story goes, it is very interesting, very inspiring that makes me want to know more about Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. The movie Pirates of Silicon Valley is a film based on the book "Fire in the Valley: The Making of the Personal Computer" by Paul Freiberger. The movie took off w/ Steve Jobs talking to a director, which happened in the middle of a commercial for Apple Computer. The commercial ended w/ a girl running and throwing a hammer to the screen, shattering and making it explode. The movie then transitions to a
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Bill Gates and his team were urged to look for an Operating System after talking to IBM. And luckily they were able to bought an Operating System from Seattle Computer for $50,000, they improved and presented it to IBM. They also started to earn money and also heard about Apple's success w/ their additional features on the computer, which made their way to visit Apple's office. Bill gates used his strength in negotiating w/ Steve Jobs to encourage him to work with them and he succeeded. When Steve Wozniak came back from hospital/ rest, he quitted Apple. He found out that Steve Jobs created 2 camps, Apple II and new team Macintosh. This time her girlfriend also made an appearance to Time Magazine about their daughter and made a negative press for Steve Jobs. As Steve Jobs faces all these, Bill Gates continues to develop on his new product Windows where Steve Jobs claimed that it was copied/steal from their concept. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates had a serious talk about this, w/ Steve Jobs yelling while Bill Gates calmly explained what he came up with. Steve Jobs realized he made a mistake trusting Bill Gates whose been silently working on his software selling it to NEC Japan w/c has been part of the commercial shown at the beginning and at the end of the movie. The story is really inspiring, though there are lots of conflicting reports about the details that made this happen, but it mostly seems to be a case of Bill Gates and his