differential analyzer in EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS
tomj at wps.com
Thu Jun 30 12:42:36 CDT 2005
On Thu, 30 Jun 2005, Ethan Dicks wrote:
> On 6/30/05, Tom Jennings <tomj at wps.com> wrote:
>> About 1 hr in, a "computer" is used to analyze flying saucer
>> messages. It's a Bush-style (no not our dimwit president, the MIT
>> guy) diff analyzer! Operating! With plotter!
> With a *bogus* plotter - I don't think a real differential analyzer
> writes its output in cursive English. ;-) It's an early appearance
> of "The Hollywood Operating System".
I think it's called "story telling" :-)
It's not a whole lot worse than 'paperless office' or that
still-repeated canard 'improved productivity' -- what, am I a
(Did someone remove the plotter arm link from the DA, and
manipulate it from off-screen? It's still pretty amusing to
>> TiVo'd it. 1956 Harryhausen movie. Haven't seen it since I was 12!
> Watched that just tonight. We must have been on the same channel.
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