Pirates of Silicon Valley

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Pirates of Silicon Valley

Pirates of Silicon Valley was a movie about Bill Gates and how Microsoft got started and also about Steve Jobs and how Apple got started. The movie is called Pirates of Silicon Valley because it is about piracy in the computer world and Silicon Valley is a place in California where computers are built. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs performed many unethical actions during the beginnings of Microsoft and Apple.

Early in Steve Job's career he meets a man called Captain Crunch. Captain Crunch had found a whistle in a Captain Crunch cereal box and realized that it makes the same sound as the AT&T sounds. Steve Jobs and Captain Crunch then moved on the make a device called a blue box using the whistle found in the Captain Crunch cereal box. The blue box allowed them to make long distance phone calls without being charged.

Steve, Captain Crunch and Steve's partner, Steve W., sold the blue box to people. They were almost caught one time by police who suspected that something was wrong. The police however had no idea what a blue box was so Steve was off the hook. Inventing and selling the blue box was unethical because it was stealing money from the phone company by not payi... Continue Reading