Discussion in 'Computers' started by zuben el genub, Dec 24, 2013.
A Short History of Computers in the Movies: Panel Lights, Spinning Tapes, and Lab Coats
It's a pretty good list, but I'm shocked at its failure to mention WarGames and Jurassic Park.
Speaking of the latter, here's a sound bite from my favorite line of the movie: It's a UNIX system! I know this!
Was a Mits Altair in WarGames I think, I remember that. What computer was it in Jurassic Park?
This reminds me--I have WarGames DVRed, but I haven't watched it lately. I should! I love that movie.
If I ever knew this, I had forgotten. So I let IMDb tell me these tidbits:
Heh..one of my favourite movies as well. Just been watching it again this afternoon(Chinese website). It wasn't a Mits it was an Imsai, can see the name clearly visible "Imsai Floppy Disk", "Imsai Modem", etc. LOL. Product placement I think. Of course there's lots of computers in that movie, flashing lights, spinning tapes, huge mag disks, etc.
...and in Linux there's...
mike@mike-Ideapad-S110:~ > wargames
Would you like to play a game? yes
A strange game.
The only winning move is
not to play.
I don't think I knew about this. Until now!