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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HAL vs Windows
by StephenBeDoper on Fri 14th Oct 2011 17:26 UTC
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Eh, HAL might kill ya, but I think it (he?) would still be less frustrating to use than Windows.

"I'm sorry, Dave, I am unable to continue because an error has occurred."

"Dave, an update to 'Chess' has been downloaded, would you like me to reboot in order to apply the update?"

"I'm sorry, Dave, I can't do that until you insert the CD labeled 'HAL 9000 Setup Disk 1'."

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