Good question, @ECS. 🤔For those who don't know, ECS has become a close friend of General Magic and was invited to a few of the reunions I attended. ECS, I'll leave it up to you if you want to fill in more.
To answer your question, I was embarrassed by General Magic's failure, so for about 10 years I don't remember participating in reunions. I also had a painful feeling that I let down the people I hired there and the developers we recruited who bet their companies and careers on us.
However, I never lost my fondness for Andy, Joanna, Marc, Bill and all the rest because I could see how devastated they were and how hard they had tried to do something great. And I have never lost my sense of wonder about why the company didn't devolve into the kind of infighting and bitterness that usually comes when a company fails.
In the showing in San Jose, I think Bill Atkinson had the most important thing to say after seeing it for the first time: the movie was healing. I know it is for me. Now I am tremendously proud to have been part of General Magic. I learned life lessons from it that will always be with me.
👇Bill Atkinson and Kerry in my sidecar the other day during a General Magic reunion with tons of people there. We all had such an amazing time, and I think the movie is a big part of it.