Watch Halt and Catch Fire Online
Published 06 08, 2015
Year : 2014
Release date : 8 June 2015
Director : Juan José Campanella, Larysa Kondracki, Karyn Kusama, Daisy von Scherler Mayer, Phil Abraham,
Writers: Christopher Cantwell, Christopher C. Rogers, Jamie Pachino, Jason Cahill, Zack Whedon, Dahvi Waller, Jonathan Lisco,
Stars: Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis, Kerry Bishé, Toby Huss,
Time: 60 min.
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Halt and Catch Fire Online
Halt and Catch Fire is an American period drama television series created by Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers, that premiered on AMC on June 1, 2014. The series is set in the Silicon Prairie of Texas in 1983 and depicts a fictionalized insider's view of the personal computer revolution. The show's title refers to computer machine code instruction HCF, the execution of which would cause the computer's central processing unit to stop working (but not really catch fire). The early 1980s was the early heyday of the technological revolution. Silicon Prairie, centered on Dallas, was one area in the US where much of the activity in this sector was happening. There were a few "name" corporate players in each sector, such as International Business Machines (IBM) in personal computers (PC), Xerox in document management, and Texas Instruments (TI) in semiconductors. Standard corporate practice was to improve technology gradually and charge customers a premium for successive technologically advanced models of products. Within this framework, there were many dreamers, often working in smaller companies or for themselves, who wanted their small, or not so small, piece of the pie, whether it be for fortune and/or fame, the latter often in having a lasting legacy. Those dreams also varied, from only doing things better than their competitors, however small, to producing things that were revolutionary for the time, that made the general public go "wow", as were the rationale for those dreams.