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General Magic (2018)

TV-PG | | Documentary | 12 July 2019 (USA)
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The ideas that dominate the tech industry and our day to day lives were born at a secretive Silicon Valley start-up named 'General Magic', which spun out of Apple in 1990 to create the first handheld personal communicator (or "smartphone").
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Tony Fadell ... Self
Andy Hertzfeld ... Self
Marc Porat ... Self
John Sculley ... Self
Megan Smith ... Self
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The ideas that dominate the tech industry and our day to day lives were born at a secretive Silicon Valley start-up called 'General Magic', which spun out of Apple in 1990 to create the first handheld personal communicator (or "smartphone"). The film combines rare archival footage with powerful honesty from the "Magicians" today, reflecting on the most influential Silicon Valley Company no one has ever heard of. Featuring legendary members of the original Macintosh team, along with the creators of the iPod, iPhone, Android and eBay. Written by SHOWTIME

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Inside every pocket there's a little piece of Magic

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Requiem
Written by Christoffer Franzén
Performed by Lights & Motion
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Great look at General Magic
11 July 2019 | by jefff-02374See all my reviews

This video is a great look at General Magic, a company the employed a lot of top talent from Apple (who was a major investor). They created the concept of a smartphone and tablet, but failed ultimately because the market wasn't ready. Their pioneering work made today's smartphones and tablets a reality.

Note: There were audio problems with this video when it was first released making it almost impossible to hear the voice over. That appears to be fixed now.


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current website | SHOWTIME

Country:

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English

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12 July 2019 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,267, 12 May 2019

Gross USA:

$20,046

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,046
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