General Magic

Nominee
John Schlesinger Award
Palm Springs International Film Festival

It's all informative, but the biggest kick is giggling at the key players' startlingly accurate predictions of the kind of world we're now living in.

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General Magic

In 1989 the idea of a super computer in your pocket existed only in the realms of science fiction.

A team of young engineers set about changing that. Their company was called General Magic.

Described by
Forbes as the “most important dead company in Silicon Valley," General Magic, the movie, shows how a great vision and an epic failure changed the world as we now know it.

Genre
Documentary, Technology
Runtime
93
Language
English
Director
Sarah Kerruish
Matt Maude
Awards:
Nominee, John Schlesinger Award, Palm Springs International Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW
Frank Scheck,Hollywood Reporter

See if you can identify the following people: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Mark Porat. If you puzzled over the last name, don't feel bad. Porat was the founder of a technology company called General Magic, which you also probably haven't heard of despite it once being described in Forbes ...

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