I'm thinking of the incredible breakthrough
which has been made possible by developments in communications,
particularly the transistor. And above all,
the communications satellite.
These things will make possible a world
in which we can be in instant contact with each other,
wherever we may be.
It will be possible in that age,
perhaps only 50 years from now,
for a man to conduct his business from Tahiti or Bali
just as well as he could from London.
In fact, if it proves worthwhile,
almost any executive skill,
any administrative skill,
even any physical skill,
could be made independent of distance.
When that time comes,
the whole world will have shrunk to a point.
And the traditional role of the city
as a meeting place for man
would have ceased to make any sense.
In fact, men will no longer commute.
They will communicate.
-Fuck's sake. -We're not late!
-No, I know, but I'm going to throw up.
Matt Sundin is the sleepiest of all out there.
He's proven NHL talent but not scoring like the Leafs need --
-Your 9:00 is here. -Where's Brock?
-His office. -Mr. Balsillie?
You wanted to see this report. -Talk to Shelly.
[Muttering] Integrated circuits...
Well, I finally understand that quote,
When you grow up, your heart dies.
That's from "Breakfast Club.", John Hughes.
Do you hear that?
-You talk about that buzzing? -Mm.
It's an office, I'm sure they got a million little buzzes.
-Mm. -It's a subtle buzzing.
-There. -You've identified it.
Made in China -- the mark of the beast?
Mike? -I can't concentrate.
-And so what? Are you going to fix this?
-I'm going to fix it. -Uh, now's not the time.
The meeting starts in, like, two minutes.
Now's not the time. Now's not the time.
Now's not the time. -Okay
I need, like, a paper clip.
-That's a guy's thing. That's a guy's fucking thing.
-It has no off switch. That means it's always on.
So it's just always buzzing. -Uh-huh. Yeah.
Yeah, go fast.
-You can tell him he's not going -- [chuckles] --
He's not going to get steel.
I'll call you back.
-These guys really are Dutch, huh?
Listen, Rick, I've thought about this a lot.
And if these guys take the deal,
I want to run the new division.
-Think you can run this place?
Just so we're clear, if this thing doesn't go,
we never had this conversation.
-Great. Great. Um...
-There's one adjustment.
Apparently the Americans offered them
some fancy tax splitting plan,
so we need to show them the Canadian version.
-I don't have that. -No, no.
-Callahan worked something up last minute.
We're going to bring him in to explain it.
You know what? I think that's a bad idea.
-Why is that?
-I tell you what, Rick, why don't you have
Callahan explain the tax thing to me
and I'll just -- I'll work it into my pitch.
I think that's better. -Kyle was up all night
putting this together as a favor to me.
He gets to present. -Rick, I mean...
You're going to have this guy present to Stork?
I mean, he looks like a…fucking, a total goof.
-Jim... I'm not asking.
-Okay. Bald, scary looking guy walking towards us right now.
-God damn it! -Mike?
-Yeah. Got it.
-Watch the fuck out! -Oh, shit.
Sit down. Sit down.
-Yeah. What can I do for you?
I'm Mike Lazaridis, CEO of Research in Motion.
We create various computer hardware systems
using both custom design integrated circuits,
as well as off the shelf components
provided by major hardware vendors such as Intel,
American Micro Devices and CYRIX.
Our clients have included US Robotics,
Rogers Cantel, RAM Mobile.
-Just a second.
Hey, you're on Callahan's desk, right?
Okay, great. This is Jim Balsillie.
Brock wanted me to do a quick proof of that tax stuff
before the meeting. Could you bring me a --
Okay, great. Thanks.
Okay, uh, what is this?
-So w-we had a shop teacher...
who told us -- oh, we had a shop teacher
in high school named Mr. Moshinsky,
who told us the person who puts a computer inside a phone
will change the world.
Well, we have a plan to piggyback
on the unused bandwidth of the UHF spectrum
to create an all in one mobile device.