Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 13th Oct 2011 22:14 UTC
Humor Last month we discussed how computers are portrayed in cultural icons like Lost in Space, Star Trek, The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, and -- of course! -- that lost gem, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes. This article continues this essential exploration of American culture with more probing profiles of computers on TV and in the movies.
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by righard on Thu 13th Oct 2011 23:48 UTC
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It's always funny to see how old films tread computers as mysterious living machines. Like the episode "Whoever Shot Poor George Oblique Stroke XR40" (I know that title by hearth...neh, I looked it up) from the Avengers. A computer doctor needs to perform surgery on a computer so he can tell who murdered another computer.

I think I remember them calling it a computor in that episode.

In real life I was got hit by a teacher because I clicked on an icon while the cursor was still an hourglass. It was very bad because the computer was still thinking and it could damage from stress if I ordered it around to much.

Edited 2011-10-13 23:57 UTC

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