Geeks and Beats podcast, episode 243: General Magic

General Magic invented the Emoji. Text messaging. Mobile communication. If it wasn’t for the biggest Silicon Valley failure nobody’s heard of, we wouldn’t have the iPhone we have today. It laid the groundwork for the modern mobile device only to have Apple pull the rug out from under it. Documentary filmmaker Matt Maude joins us from the London Bureau to talk about one of the biggest villains in computer history and the humanity behind the technology.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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