I thought the episode was brilliant; it's more realistic than ever before (recall Steve Jobs was fired from Apple by the man he brought in to run it, John Scully.)
Badly done slapstick? I don't agree at all, as it all seemed perfectly believable for Richard, where things that are just normal for anyone else become twisted when he does them.
The kernel panic was interesting; the traceback seemed reasonable but there's no reason why that chunk of code would try to kill the init process, causing the kernel panic.
But I loved the fact that they were so wrapped up in fighting about who was right that they would have blindly rebooted the system to delete the code again were it not for Richard's intervention.
Hopefully S3 starts with Raviga hiring Richard as CTO, but knowing how things actually work in the Valley, I'll be shocked if Big Head doesn't replace Gavin at Hooli only to have Raviga hire Gavin to be PP's CEO.
Edit: HBO is really on the ball; in the "About" section of their piedpiper.com website, Richard's picture has been removed as CEO.
Last edited by kucharsk; 06-15-2015 at 12:12 AM.