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
StephenBeDoper
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2005-07-06

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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RE: HAL vs Windows
by MacTO on Sat 15th Oct 2011 01:41 in reply to "HAL vs Windows"
MacTO Member since:
2006-09-21

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


Which is nowhere near as bad as applying a service pack, that may take an hour to apply (during which time, the environmental subsystems will be down).

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