Part of the fun of watching movies and TV shows made 10, 20 or even 30 years ago is seeing how “modern” (or in some cases “future”) technology was depicted. Remember War Games and how Matthew Broderick had to insert application floppy disks that were the size of a medium pepperoni pizza to search for an outside computer modem? Or what about those stylish mobile phones Crockett and Tubbs used to carry on Miami Vice? They could’ve just about hid behind them when the shooting started. And don’t even get me started on the analog clocks on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise.

Then there’s the way Hollywood portrays business computers. When they want to show that a business is ultra high tech, they use one of those big, bulky mainframes with the slowly rotating giant tape reels and lots of flashing lights. Of course, we all know that client/server computing has replaced the mainframe as the core of business. Right?

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