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Re^3: The best computer themed movie is:

by chacham (Prior)
on Aug 18, 2014 at 01:43 UTC ( #1097777=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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in thread The best computer themed movie is:

Anyone who knows a subject will tell you how inaccurate and terrible Snopes, Wikipedia, news shows, movies, and books are. They are all aimed at what popular culture wants to believe or will be entertained by, with the facts just helping to spur the writer's innovations.

The gap between what is entertainment and what is truth is quite wide. That causes a shock to people who know it, and they respond either with a positive slant, and enjoy the entertainment, or with a negative slant, and are offended by it.

That being said, i'll bet there are just as many doctors and nurses that are offended by those shows as there are those who are entertained by it. It's just that only the news of the entertained have reached your ears (because it confirms your own entertainment and was likely relayed for that very purpose.) You happen to be closer to computers, so you actually hear the complainers too. It isn't ay different, you just hear more of it.

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Re^4: The best computer themed movie is:
by RonW (Parson) on Aug 18, 2014 at 17:21 UTC
    The gap between what is entertainment and what is truth is quite wide.

    My experience as a juror (2 cases, 1 civil, 1 criminal) pretty much proved the old saying "truth is stranger than fiction".

    In the civil trial, the lawyers were a bunch of clowns brandishing laptops with projectors and unstable, free standing screens, flip charts and "squads" of easels with various pre-printed charts. the judge was constantly rolling his eyes, the bailiff sitting behind the judge's platform (visible to us, but not the lawyers) with her hand clamped over her mouth to muffle her giggles and the court recorder turning red behind the silencing cone around the microphone she was repeating the questions, testimony and comments in to. We, the jury, had to step on our own toes to maintain the serious demeanor expected of us. Fortunately the directive to not discuss the case during breaks didn't apply (the bailiff told us) to (private, in the jury sanctum) comments about the lawyers' antics.

    The criminal trial wasn't much better. Mostly, it was very grim, so we didn't have to fight ourselves to stay serious. But the lawyers' (yes, including the prosecutor) antics were just as bad.

    My experience made the TV version look orderly and civilized. Granted, just 2 trials (out of many times called for service), so YMMV applies.

Re^4: The best computer themed movie is:
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Aug 18, 2014 at 21:45 UTC
    The gap between what is entertainment and what is truth is quite wide. That causes a shock to people who know it, and they respond either with a positive slant, and enjoy the entertainment, or with a negative slant, and are offended by it.

    "People who choose to be offended, by light entertainment, are probably those most likely to be mistaken for the misanthropes portrayed therein." -- contentious


    With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
    In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

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