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Lee Pace as Joe MacMillan in AMC's Halt and Catch Fire, season 1, episode 1.The phrase “Texas tech” either brings to mind the Lubbock university, clunky Cybertrucks, or those cute yet worrying little delivery robots. As of 2022, Texas’s tech scene was the second biggest in the country and accounted for 6.2 percent of the state’s workforce. But the state’s technology industry isn’t new. As longtime residents—and fans of the television show Halt & Catch Fire—know, the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex was dubbed Silicon Prairie in the 1980s, when the region was home to major technology companies such as Texas Instruments and Tandy Corporation, which owned Radio Shack and Computer City. Halt, set in that world, premiered ten years ago at South by Southwest. In a full Texas circle, the show’s creators, producers, and crew gathered to celebrate that anniversary…

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