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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Story rules.
by westlake on Fri 14th Oct 2011 00:27 UTC
westlake
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2010-01-07

You chose a prop because is visually interesting and helps tell the story.

The IMSAI in War Games looks like a miniature version of WOPR and the systems used throughout Cheyenne Mountain.

That tells the audience that this kid is in over is head.

They won't recognize the machine. They don't know its limits. How could they? The IMSAI was only in production for three years --- a bare 20,000 units.

What they will know is that it is something quite diffrent from the Apple II they have all seen sitting on a desk in a grade school classroom.

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