History Theatre / Nerds

7th Mar '15 2:19:55 AM SeptimusHeap
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* DreamCrushingHandicap: Allen might not be disabled, but Gates is accurate in his assessment of Allen's chances at playing in the NBA -- namely, he doesn't have any.

* SorryBillyButYouJustDontHaveLegs: Allen might not be disabled, but Gates is accurate in his assessment of Allen's chances at playing in the NBA -- namely, he doesn't have any.
6th Dec '13 9:28:22 AM RachmaninovRocks
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-->"From Harvard, don't question me!\\ "Got sixteen double donut on my SAT!\\
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-->"From Harvard, don't question there's no testing me!\\ "Got sixteen "One six double donut on my SAT!\\
4th Dec '13 5:42:45 AM RachmaninovRocks
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-->"My crew's IQ never ends, like pi!"\\
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\n-->"My -->"From Harvard, don't question me!\\ "Got sixteen double donut on my SAT!\\ "Paul Allen, he's my right-hand guy!\\ My crew's IQ never ends, like pi!"\\

3rd Dec '13 6:45:59 PM RachmaninovRocks
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** Jobs and Gates turn into this as their companies grow. Jobs is just a jerk who steals his subordinate's ideas, but Gates will have people abducted and forced to dance at his whim.
3rd Dec '13 6:40:37 PM RachmaninovRocks
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* ThreeDMovie: Lampshaded. Even though this is a live play, the cast puts on 3D-glasses for the final battle.
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* ThreeDMovie: Lampshaded. Even though this is a live play, the cast puts on 3D-glasses for a few lines of the final battle.
3rd Dec '13 6:40:09 PM RachmaninovRocks
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* ThreeDMovie: Lampshaded. Even though this is a live play, the cast puts on 3D-glasses for the final battle. -->"This is the battle of the century!\\ "Looks even cooler when it's in 3D!"\\ --Nerd chorus
3rd Dec '13 6:19:27 PM RachmaninovRocks
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From here the play diverges, following both nascent software moguls. Jobs has a meteoric rise to the top of the computing industry, aided every step of the way by his long-suffering best friend Steve Wozniak and his girlfriend Sally. Gates, meanwhile, works with his best friend Paul Allen to backstab, steal, and cheat his way to the top, ruining everyone he comes across (including Tim Patterson, inventor of DOS, and Tom Watson, head of IBM). When Jobs' ego finally gets the better of him and drives away his supporters, Gates takes the opportunity to raid the Apple offices, steal their designs, and establish Microsoft as the only game in town. Jobs is fired by his board of directors and rendered homeless, Apple is circling the drain, and Microsoft is poised to take over the world with the few remaining independent nerds too disorganized to mount any resistance to Gates' literal hit squads. It's up to Jobs to remember his roots, rally the nerds, and challenge Microsoft -- first in an antitrust lawsuit, then in a climactic lightsaber battle -- for the future of computers, technology, and nerdom as we know it.
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From here the play diverges, following follows both nascent software moguls.moguls as they move through life. Jobs has a meteoric rise to the top of the computing industry, aided every step of the way by his long-suffering best friend Steve Wozniak and his girlfriend Sally. Gates, meanwhile, works with his best friend Paul Allen to backstab, steal, and cheat his way to the top, ruining everyone he comes across (including Tim Patterson, inventor of DOS, and Tom Watson, head of IBM). When Jobs' ego finally gets the better of him and drives away his supporters, Gates takes the opportunity to raid the Apple offices, steal their designs, and establish Microsoft as the only game in town. Jobs is fired by his board of directors and rendered homeless, Apple is circling the drain, and Microsoft is poised to take over the world with the few remaining independent nerds too disorganized to mount any resistance to Gates' literal hit squads. It's up to Jobs to remember his roots, rally the nerds, and challenge Microsoft -- first in an antitrust lawsuit, then in a climactic lightsaber battle -- for the future of computers, technology, and nerdom as we know it.
3rd Dec '13 5:01:38 PM RachmaninovRocks
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* WhatAnIdiot: Patterson, who repeatedly turns down offers of stock in companies like Starbucks and Google because he doesn't think they could possibly ever be worth anything.
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* WhatAnIdiot: Patterson, who repeatedly turns down offers of stock in companies like Starbucks and Google because he doesn't think they could possibly ever be worth anything.anything. *WhyDontYaJustShootHim: The clown's plan for dealing with Gates. Jobs convinces the nerds to go with his antitrust lawsuit plan instead.
3rd Dec '13 4:58:41 PM RachmaninovRocks
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* CrazyHomelessPerson: Tom Watson, who becomes a destitute, paranoid cocaine addict after Gates forces him out of IBM. Tim Patterson is also rendered homeless after Gates scams him out of DOS, but he at least seems to be marginally sane.

* DoubleEntendre: 'Let's Merge' is full of these. It features Bill Gates and Myrtle Wengert (inventor of a web browser) salsa-ing across the stage as they breathily talk about how they have to 'merge' right away and do it all night.
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* DoubleEntendre: 'Let's Merge' is full of these. It features Bill Gates and Myrtle Wengert (inventor of a the first web browser) salsa-ing across the stage as they breathily talk about how they have 'the urge to 'merge' merge' right away and to do it all night.

->"My crew's IQ never ends, like pi!"\\
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->"My -->"My crew's IQ never ends, like pi!"\\

** The nerds remark that the final lightsaber battle would be cooler 'in 3D', referencing the fad of 3D movies. * SoapboxSadie: Sally, who cares about the environment and leaves Jobs when he abandons his initial goals to revolutionize society with computers in order to just bask in the limelight.
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** The nerds remark sing that the final lightsaber battle would be cooler 'in 3D', referencing the fad of 3D movies. *** Of course, since it's a live performance, it's already in 3D. Doesn't stop the nerds from putting on 3D glasses, though. * SoapboxSadie: Sally, who cares about the environment and leaves Jobs when he abandons his initial goals to revolutionize society with computers in order to just bask in the limelight.
3rd Dec '13 4:53:19 PM RachmaninovRocks
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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: There was a real Homebrew Computer Club, but neither Gates nor Jobs were part of it. Jobs visited Xerox's PARC labs and was inspired, but he didn't actually loot the place. Similarly, Gates didn't actually break into Apple and slap Steve Jobs around until he gave up his code. Jobs was fired by Apple, but his next company, [=NeXT=] was actually quite successful. And there was a real antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft, but it didn't end in a climactic lightsaber duel.
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