A classic sighting this week

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Mon Jul 6 17:23:45 CDT 2009


On 6 Jul 2009 at 16:56, melamy at earthlink.net wrote:

> the movie you are thinking about is "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes"
> with Snake Plisbin aka Kurt Russel

Yeah, "The Billion Dollar Brain" is a Cold War spy thriller, part of 
the 'arry Palmer (Michael Caine) series, memorable members of which 
are "The Ipcress File" and "Funeral in Berlin".  BDB is definitely 
*not* pro-US, BTW.  It's one of those movies that you either like or 
hate.

The laughable part of this is that a Honeywell H200 was used as the 
"brain"; supposedly a supercomputer, but in real life, little more 
than a souped-up IBM 1401.

--Chuck




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