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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RE: Computor
by MacTO on Thu 13th Oct 2011 23:58 UTC in reply to "Computor"
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How old were you at the time?

While it is possible that the teacher was completely ignorant, it was also very easy to lock-up old software. Which, in turn, could mean powering it down without shutting it down. Which, in turn, could lead to data corruption.

So, if you were very young, they may have simplified their explanation.

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