movie computers (The List! )

From: Alexios Chouchoulas <>
Date: Wed May 7 06:05:39 1997

On Tue, 6 May 1997, Tim Shoppa wrote:

> A voice-activated IMSAI?

  It's been a while, but IIRC the IMSAI didn't do speech recognition. It did
speech synthesis. It was the big blinkenlight-class Pentagon machine that
did speech recognition.

  You're too right about War Games (and other, more recent films) giving
hackers a bad name. It seems extremely unlikely to ever see a film about the
adventures of a (real) hacker trying to toggle an Intercal compiler into his
PDP-8. Somehow, mainstream people won't see the point. :-|

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