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We try to look for the little stories between the cracks of the big ones people think they know. The truth of the tech industry is it’s a lot more of a group effort than people think. The people who come up with the big ideas aren’t always the ones who get to market first or are rewarded for them. We wanted to tell the stories of people who are thinking the right things at the wrong time, or the ones who got there but were missing one critical piece, or the people who outright stole something and took that across the goal line. And I think that is the story of creating things. To have the right idea is not enough. There’s an execution, there’s filling a personal need that all of these people have to keep buying back into the table — that unfortunately as writers and artists, we can relate to. Happy people don’t feel compelled to keep buying back in and keep trying again in that kind of way. So this is the story of people who have these needs within themselves to be part of this future and to create things. And we love to tell it, because we think those people are heroes in their own way.

How Halt and Catch Fire went from imitation quality drama to the real thing

This is a great, great show, and I can’t wait for more people to discover it over the next few years. 

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‘Mr. Robot’ and ‘Halt and Catch Fire’: Producers Say the Depiction of Hackers Isn’t Always Realistic, and That’s Okay

‘Mr. Robot’ and ‘Halt and Catch Fire’: Producers Say the Depiction of Hackers Isn’t Always Realistic, and That’s Okay

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Then, in a Comdex hotel room darkened as if for a séance, Joe comes face-to-face with his first Macintosh, and realizes he’s made the wrong call: “It speaks,” he says, his voice full of wonder and dread. We realize we’ve spent the better part of a season watching these characters fail — that Gordon and Joe aren’t going to become the Jobs and Wozniak of this world because Jobs and Wozniak are the Jobs and Wozniak of this world.

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“They bled for this. The future’s coming whether we like it or not, but it ain’t written anywhere that it includes any of us, and getting there ain’t free. There’s a cost. People who put up the money, they like to take the credit, but the credit belongs to them that built it. This machine is the future. Make them see that.”

Currently my favorite hour of television.  

Halt and Catch This Show Right Now

There’s something so special about watching the first episode of a new show and instantly, totally falling for it. 

Lee Pace is magnetic, manifesting something between Jon Hamm and Matthew McConaughey.

Scoot McNairy kills every scene he has.

And Mackenzie Davis is simply ferocious. It helps that she’s repeatedly associated with The Clash (dig the Ignore Alien Orders shirt), and that she’s channeling Mary Stuart Masterson in Some Kind Of Wonderful, which is my kryptonite.  

Can’t wait for more.