Fanning, who conceived of Napster's MP3-centralizing mechanism in 1998, grew up in a rocky-ish home environment, moving around a lot, occasionally finding himself in foster care, though it's not explored in great depth. An uncle gave him a computer at some point and he found solace in chat rooms, where he encountered the comrades, including Parker, who would help him establish Napster. His personal story is the only one offered up, and Winter's sympathy for Fanning, who eventually had to shut down the revolutionary service he created, bleeds through in his direction. In one scene, Fanning is surrounded by former co-workers; one takes a joking pot shot at him ("It was all Shawn's fault") and keeps gabbing; the sound fades out and the camera zooms in and lingers on Fanning as he strokes his shaved head and stares into space, looking troubled. Poor guy.