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For six years, the Internet Nexus served as my technology blog, but I've since started blogging at the SuperSite Blog instead. If you're looking for the blog, please head there. --Paul
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Top 10 Worst Portrayals of Technology in FilmOK, this is a pretty good list, but my personal "worst moments" aren't in there at all, which is just criminal. The absolute worst portrayal of tech in a movie has to be Independence Day, when they used an Apple product placement to upload a virus to the enemy ship. Daaaahhhh... The second worst was in the Sandra Bullock bore-a-thon "The Net," in which our intrepid heroine uses a floppy disk upload for dramatic purposes. Exciting!
On a related note, I've often said that being familiar with any topic ruins any movie in which that topic is featured. For example, I worked in banking for several years, and every single depiction I've ever seen of a bank robbery is so horribly wrong that it just takes me out of the moment. It's the same way with computers and technology: You see how they're used in movies and you just have to groan. [ Posted at 10:29 AM | Permalink ]