Linked by David Adams on Fri 16th Apr 2010 15:48 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Dan Hon makes a thought-provoking assertion in his blog: remember all the ridiculous, unrealistic computer interfaces that Hollywood characters are always using, showing "hackers" infiltrating systems by flying through virtual reality worlds of strange codes, and cutesy animations accompanying every task? Hon's point is that instead of ridiculing these unrealistic interfaces, maybe we should try to emulate them. He makes a pretty good case.
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Florin.Crisan
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2008-04-21

I was wondering, as I haven't seen this kind of movies in a while, do they still use those silly interfaces?

I know they wanted to make them look spectacular 15 years ago when computers were still new and the Internet barely hit the media's radar, but nowadays when everybody and their moms has a computer connected to the Internet, do they still try to make computers look impressive?

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Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

Yea, they do. Normally with a blueish glowing interface with stripped lines and interaction with maps to put everything in context for the viewer, and the blue map thing seem to always do a good job. I think I will hack marble to work that way, some day, maybe.

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