Like ‘Silicon Valley’s’ Richard Hendricks, Bill Gates still sees himself as a technological whipper snapper.
“Apropos of nothing, Microsoft founder Bill Gates has decided to share his thoughts on the HBO comedy Silicon Valley.
On Monday, Gates published a new post on his blog — known as GatesNotes (seriously) — about the tech industry satire, which is currently in between seasons. Gates sees Silicon Valley as a rare example of pop culture getting life in the tech world “right.”
“If you really want to understand how Silicon Valley works today, you should watch the HBO series Silicon Valley,” Gates wrote.
The dad-jeans loving billionaire also apparently identifies with one character: the scrappy, anxious, but sometimes endearing protagonist, Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch).
“Personally, I identify most with Richard, the founder of Pied Piper, who is a great programmer but has to learn some hard lessons about managing people,” Gates wrote.
That’s right: despite the fact that Gates is one of the world’s most successful people, he apparently still sees himself as an awkward, earnest do-gooder.
Considering the impact Silicon Valley has on our lives, I’m surprised how rarely pop culture gets it right. To understand how it works today, you should watch @SiliconHBO. Personally, I identify most with Richard Hendricks: https://t.co/EsiglR37Bo pic.twitter.com/5agUIEUdF2
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) November 19, 2018
He even tweeted a photo that appears to be an edited picture of himself as a young upstart … except with Richard’s face, and the Pied Piper logo instead of the old logo for Microsoft……………………………………………..”
‘Claws’ is the juiciest summer drama you aren’t watching
“Claws is one of three excellent shows returning in the next week, in which the leading women are on a quest to empower themselves. Unlike HBO’s award-winning Big Little Lies or FX’s acclaimed Pose, however, this one will air relatively inconspicuously.
It’s a shame, because TNT’s boisterous crime drama retains the kooky vibe it’s hoisted itself on for the past two years.
Everything about Claws is unapologetically loud, from the storylines to the costumes to the dialogue to, obviously, the on-brand nails. It doesn’t hold back from its unconventional premise: Five manicurists run a salon in the trashy city of Palmetto, Florida, that’s actually a front to launder money for the local drug lord………………….”
Black Mirror Season 5 – 3 Trailers
“Black Mirror‘s fifth season is closer than we’re ready for, and three new trailers for each episode only confirm it.
As expected, we get curious new technology (including a robot modeled after Miley Cyrus) and witness its influence on human behavior, whether it’s a couple trying to get pregnant or a driver determined to fix society.
For the episode teasers and Netflix’s one-line descriptions, read on.
A cab driver with an agenda becomes the centre of attention on a day that rapidly spirals out of control.
Cast: Andrew Scott, Damson Idris, Topher Grace
“Rachel, Jack and Ashley, too”
A lonely teenager yearns to connect with her favorite pop star – whose charmed existence isn’t quite as rosy it appears…”
Cast: Miley Cyrus, Angourie Rice, Madison Davenport
Years & Years – HBO Trailer
Years & Years premieres June 24 on HBO. Created by Russell T. Davies and starring Emma Thompson, Anne Reid and Rory Kinnear, Years & Years is an epic saga that takes an ordinary family and catapults them through the next 15 years. As society changes, faster than ever, the Lyons will experience everything we hope for in the future, and everything we fear. They’ll fall in and out of love, and grow old, fall apart and come back together, while constantly looking forward.