‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Episode 2: Mutiny in a man’s world

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In the second episode of Halt and Catch Fire’s new season — cheekily titled “New Coke” — Donna and Cameron must battle sexist investors, erratic coders and even a scheming hacker living in an unassuming suburban home. This, just to keep Mutiny afloat.

The pair’s online gaming company is growing at a rapid rate, leaving the women scrambling to build out their platforms and find new capital. Investors take meetings, but question the consumer demand for online gaming (only 10% of households had computers) and also question whether Donna and Cam can manage a company — they worry that since they are women, eventual motherhood will make them unreliable leaders, a concern that deeply offends both. Read more…

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