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Subject: Why are computers not displayed accurately in movies.

Date: Mon Dec 23 10:26:09 1996
Posted by: Rob Bonstein
Grade level: 10-12
School/Organization: Wheeler High School
City: Marietta State/Province: Georgia
Country: USA
Area of science: Computer Science
Message ID: 851358369.Cs
Why are computers not displayed accurately in movies.

In most movies I have seen, computers are not displayed accurately.
In almost every one, the computers use a totally unrealistic operating
system.  Why the extra trouble.  The studios must spend much extra 
money creating these faux operating systems.  Another thing is the 
sounds that a computer makes.  Even in movies today, each keystroke
corresponds with a beep or blip sound made by the computer.  Sometimes
it almost sounds like a teletype machine.

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