- Reality Subtext: And a bit of Biting-the-Hand Humor. Smithereen's corporate campus is located in Los Gatos, California. The biggest tech company headquartered there in Real Life is Netflix.
- What Could Have Been: Topher Grace originally wanted to shave his head for this role, to look like a Buddhist monk and to mimic the iconic look of tech CEOs Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos. His agent, however, suggested that doing so might have Unfortunate Implications right after portraying David Duke for Blac KK Klansman, so instead he went the opposite direction and grew out his hair and beard New-Age Retro Hippie-style, which made him a dead ringer for Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
Trivia / Black Mirror: Smithereens