Previously, the Silicon Valley was of orchids known. Then the Internet came. Excavators and programmers with projects. This Investment drive magnificent flowers, it is rush, followed by months of marriage, everything fell apart. Actually a great fabric. This exciting time of the first Dotcom bubble has not been processed still in a number of movies, is not likely to be due to the fact that the main perpetrators were regarded as great sympathy carrier. However, the real role models of the new mini-series “Valley of the Boom are” so different, that alone makes for dazzling entertainment. The series of lights according to own information, “the almost true tale of three companies who were competing to change the world”: Netscape, where you worked early in a highly professional, experienced people at the top., the first social network, the two young men with little more than their enthusiasm for the cause on the legs. And Pixelon with his somewhat loopy’s founder, Michael Fenne (Steve Zahn), who was obsessed with the Video-live-streaming.

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“The almost true story”, that is, in this case: a scene with actors alternate with Interviews with the protagonists of the time. Self-deprecating the way it is discussed again and again by John Karna, actor declares on the edge, he was, of course, Marc Andreessen, but the real co-founder of Netscape, I just do not want to participate. The mini-series manages to be highly entertaining and at the same time informative. At the same time it acts as a somewhat confused episode movie: Here’s an Interview as an uncomfortable Meeting with Microsoft, and suddenly the cast of Michael Fenne in the Lobby, stands and reads a letter to his ex-wife, while a woman in the flap, the staircase dress dancing.

at the Time, only about 15 million people used the Internet

But all is complicated to capture, at least in retrospect. Today, we can rejoice in a one-player from 1994, in the American TV-round-table discussion asks how we should probably pronounce the@. Before indulging in the feeling of knowing grandeur, we want to of the word “monkey” – the once-colloquial name for the Symbol memory, something forgotten. At that time, only about 15 million people used the Internet. To claim that this could describe what was there, it would be an exaggeration. Who would want to better know where the money would have been used, as the former investors? “Everyone wanted a Ticket for this train, without knowing where he was going at all,” says the former journalist and founder of the eponymous news portal, Arianna Huffington. This has changed since then.