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Tech Makes It to TV, Via the Plots Set in the Past

“We’ve now moved to a point in history where we have a large chunk of the audience who has never experienced life without computers, and life without the Internet. And because of that, there’s this recognition that we now need to write television shows about technology as history. We need to go and show the creation of the world we live in now.””

— Writer Chuck Klosterman, riffing on a Grantland podcast about the way tech has appeared recently on TV shows set in the past, including “The Americans,” “Mad Men” and “Halt and Catch Fire.”

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