In AMC's Halt and Catch Fire TV series, its intro at some point shows a Windows-like logo image. What is the image alluded for? Since it was before the rising of Windows and GUI.

Here is where you can watch the intro: http://www.artofthetitle.com/title/halt-and-catch-fire/


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It's a snapshot of part of a silicon wafer used to make microprocessors. You take a wafer and split it into a bunch of squares once you've printed a chipset onto it. Then you package each one into one of those black plastic cases with pins (called a package in industry jargon).

From Wikipedia: Silicon Chip Wafer

  • Great stuff, thank you very much! I was that curious! Aug 4, 2014 at 23:30

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