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Deciphering Office Space

For anyone who has worked a thankless job for a tyrannical, ineffectual boss, Office Space touches a nerve. The story of a trio of programmers--Peter Gibbons, Michael Bolton, and Samir Nagheenanajar--at the faceless Initech in the late 1990s, Office Space mixes the existential dread of dead-end jobs with the illicit thrill of deciding to get back at your boss and everyone else. In this case, the revenge comes in the form of a virus that steals money from Initech and transfers it to Peter and his pals. Office Space is perhaps the quintessential tech industry comedy and set the stage for Silicon Valley nearly 20 years later. This is Deciphering Office Space.