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  • Unintentional Period Piece: It was filmed during the height of the dot-com boom and hit theaters only a short time after the bubble started leaking. As such, the hacker and geek culture this film portrays is a snapshot of what it was like to have a good idea literally programmed in a garage and be able to get millionaire venture capitalists ready to front money on almost a moment's notice once they saw it. It also portrays the then-very-prevalent skepticism towards Microsoft, with Apple being little-regarded because of its waning market share.
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