American Software: The Titans of Silicon Valley in 8-Bit Animation
By Maria Popova
From Partizan director Gianluca Fallone comes this delightfully minimalist 8-bit short film about the giants of the American software industry. We love guitar-slinging Steve Jobs and hot-pink Bill Gates.
On a semi-related note, we highly recommend Profiles of Genius: Thirteen Creative Men Who Changed the World, a fantastic read about how the greatest iconoclastic (male) innovators of our time — including both Jobs and Gates, as well as Sony’s Akito Morita, CNN’s Ted Turner and FedEx’s Fred Smith — harnessed what the author calls an “innovisionary personality” to achieve remarkable entrepreneurial success. Meanwhile, however, we’re left impatiently finger-tapping for a sequel spotlighting 13 women of similar noteworthiness, of whom there is no shortage.
Published October 28, 2010