The Changing Face of Computers on Screen

Preston de Guise, after examining on-screen computers from various science fiction films and TV shows:

What happened between the movies and TVs of the older era (mid-80s and older) and those of the newer era?

The shift was profound yet entirely subtle, something that a lot of people wouldn’t have really noticed at all — we shifted from portraying computer hardware to portraying computer software.

Pairs well with Mat Honan’s observation the other day about CES.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013