"8-Bit Generation is a nerd labor of love--a first-hand account of the early and pivotal years of personal computing from the people who were in the trenches. Focusing primarily on Commodore as the catalyst for the industry, it traces the personalities, technologies and brawls that would go on to shape today's multi-billion dollar industry and leave indelible marks on our culture. For those of a certain age, it's a nostalgia trip. For those unfamilar with life before the Internet and cell phones, it's a trip into the old school that laid the foundation for Apple, Microsoft, PC gaming, and what it means to have a personal computer."
- Professor Dmitri Williams, USC Annenberg
When Jack Tramiel invented Commodore in the 1970’s, he envisioned computing for the masses and not just the upper classes. Spearheading the personal technology revolution and combatting giants like Apple and IBM, Commodore became a household name by changing the way in which we interact, create and play with computers. From the advent of the groundbreaking Atari and Tetris games to the evolution of contemporary technological design, 8 BIT GENERATION: THE COMMODORE WARS is recommended for high school and college courses in Gaming, Engineering and Technology.
Additional Film Info:
Director: Davide Agosta & Tomaso Walliser
Subjects: Computer Science, Game Design, Society and Technology, 80’s culture
Genres: Documentary, Art
Length: 99 mins.