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Set in the 1980s, this series dramatizes the personal computing boom through the eyes of a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Set in the 1980s, this series dramatizes the personal computing boom through the eyes of a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the changing culture in Texas' Silicon Prairie. Written by AMC

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In 1983, computing was anyone's game. (Season 1) See more »

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Scoot McNairy (Gordon Clark) interviewed computer engineers to see what their personal and professional quirks were. He then applied some of these findings to help ground his character. See more »

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Referenced in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life: Summer (2016) See more »

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2 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

From watching just one episode, I'm intrigued enough to watch another. Although I'm hardly a computer specialist, I do admit that I've always been fascinated by the technology. I'm old enough to remember when they were purchased for the workplace and you had to learn commands and operate A & B drives using floppy disks. No internet. Out with the secretaries and IBM selectrics. You had to write your own reports and letters.

One of my favorite books is Tracy Kidder's Soul of a New Machine, which won him all kinds of prizes, about the race to build the dream computer. So far, this show reminds me of that book.

Too early to judge whether this show will work out, but I liked the first episode.


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