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General Magic (2018)

General Magic is a documentary about a business that Forbes described as the "greatest dead company in Silicon Valley." It is a tale of how great vision and epic failure changed the world as we know it.
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Launching the first smartphone before 3G and Google even existed, General Magic is the company you've never heard who changed the world as we know it. Comprised of members of the original Mac team and the creators of iPhone, Android and eBay, this is the story of one of history's most talented teams and what happens when those who dream big, fail, fail again, fail better and ultimately succeed.

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Inside every pocket there's a little piece of Magic

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20 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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So impressed.
24 July 2018 | by kevinrustagiSee all my reviews

As someone who has spent the past 4 years in Silicon Valley, this was revelatory.

A narrative and a sense of honesty permeate this documentary. I liked that they weren't afraid to really dig in with the material and the people.

I was an intern working on the iPhone 5 back in 2010, and I had no idea this company existed. But more than a specific story about the Valley, it has a lot to share with those outside technology as well.

It's about personal relationships, resilience, and searching after our dreams when it's hard.

Thank you to the filmmakers and magicians who participated in this. I can't thank you enough.

  • kevin rustagi, 7/23/2018.


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