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    • I was fortunate in my twin experiences of being at General Magic for 4 years beginning in 1991, as well as contributing in a small way to the making of this film for the last few years. In the nearly 20 years between the two, I harbored mostly negative experiences about the business of General Magic, but almost universally positive memories about the people with whom I had the great fortune to have worked. I am grateful for Bill Atkinson's brilliant observation at the post-screening Q&A in San Jose about the film providing a bridge of sorts that spanned the feelings of grief and loss to a place where he could remember the great things about the experience. I am grateful that Mike, Sarah, Dee and Matt gave me the opportunity to build that bridge for myself, and to help provide it for those who have seen the film. I'm so proud of the film team's vision and persistence because this film delivers a very important message about the relationship between failure and success. I believe this film is deeply relevant in today's world, and had we at General Magic had benefit of such a story, some things might have happened differently. Or at least we all would have understood it better.

    • It was packed last night at the Computer History Museum. After the panel there was a sustained, thunderous standing ovation for the people on the panel—Dan'l Lewin, Megan Smith, Andy Hertzfeld, Bill Atkinson, Marc Porat, and Mike Stern. Chills.

      Dan'l was not at General Magic but has known most of the panelists forever. He asked great question and the panelists had amazing, touching answers.

    • In late 1992, I found myself unexpectedly in Silicon Valley where I was hired by mentor, David Hoffman, to produce a promotional video for General Magic’s press launch. At the time, General Magic was the hottest and most secretive company in the Valley; people were sleeping on the doorstep just trying to get an interview.

      As an outsider from the Isle of Man via the East Coast, I was admitted into an extraordinary ‘land’ where people wore shorts, not suits, where a rabbit and a parrot roamed the halls, and where people built bunk beds in their offices so they didn’t have to go home to sleep. Most importantly, they were the most talented, creative and driven people I had ever encountered. The ‘Magicians’  believed that by making, essentially, what was the first smartphone they would truly change the world. And they did but it would take fifteen more years before their dreams were realized.

      Twenty years later, the deaths of two beloved Magicians and the unimaginable success of so many others led me to the realization that this was a film that had to be made. But I couldn’t have done it without the belief and unwavering support of Michael Stern, my executive producer, and the extraordinary creativity and passion of my fellow director and producer, Matt Maude.