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March 31, 2000 3:34 AM   Subscribe

Code Rush Documentary Did anyone get to watch the Netscape documentary on PBS. In my area, it aired at 2am. I fell asleep trying to catch it...
posted by Dean_Paxton (4 comments total)

 
I came in halfway through after rushing to FedEx. I only found out about it at 7pm; it aired at 9pm Central time here in Nashville, and I just couldn't get finished with all my scans in time to make the FedEx and get home by 9.

I photographed a story for Fast Company Magazine about three years ago about Netscape. I shot that guy Jamie who was featured throughout the piece, along with the FishCam guy, and Jim Clark.

They kept a dark room off the coding room with bean bags and bunk beds so the guys could go take naps. It definitely was a 24/7 experience if you worked there...
posted by mtucker508 at 6:40 AM on March 31, 2000


They did change the world but,it probably cost them each 10 years of their lives.

For most people, it was very hard to find a listing for the program, most PBS affiliates did not take it very seriously and if they subcribed for it at all, they aired it after 2am.

To me, this documents one of the most important times of the last century. It would be the same as when Woz and team switched on the prototype mac for the first time, or other things (which I can't think of a good example of now). It would've been nice to have actual film footage of that sort of thing anyway.

Oh well, maybe in 30 years we'll catch it again on the History channel.
posted by Dean_Paxton at 9:53 AM on March 31, 2000


I get to see it at 6 PM on KTCA this Sunday. I think I’ll tape it.
posted by gleemax at 5:20 PM on March 31, 2000


The film makers have a pretty nice website up... I was impressed. I just ordered the tape... to hell with agonizing over the local PBS schedules.
posted by Dean_Paxton at 8:12 PM on April 1, 2000


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