Re: Colossus and the Singularity

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Fri Jan 26 2001 - 07:12:23 MST

At 11:06 PM -0500 1/25/01, Jim Fehlinger wrote:

[wonderful analysis of the singularity as portrayed in _Colossus_!]

>One final piece of _Colossus_ trivia. While the Control Data Corporation
>secured the bragging rights for this film -- their name appears in
>most of the equipment closeups, and in the credits ("computer equipment
>provided by..."), the pretty blue-and-charcoal-grey banded consoles
>scattered though the CPO and the Washington situation room are actually
>console panels from the old IBM 1620.

In _Jurassic_Park_, the computer at the end sports an Apple Logo on
the casing, a DOS "C:>" prompt on the screen, while the girl
exclaims, "This is Unix! I know Unix!" She then proceeds to fly
around a virtual reality representation of a three-dimensional array
of cubes arranged in rows and columns.

Harvey Newstrom <>

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