Video of Cray 1 and other artifacts...

Joe Giliberti starbase89 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 6 09:27:14 CST 2007


Which came first: Tron, or Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan? I remember the star
trek movie had a snippet of CG for the creation of the Genesis planet. I
think both were from 1982, but not sure.

Joe

On 11/6/07, Bryan Pope <bpope at wordstock.com> wrote:
>
> And thusly were the wise words spake by Curt @ Atari Museum
> >
> > Yeah I liked that comment too which showing banks of removable storage
> > units... reminds me of the actual line out of Tron where "Flynn"
> > exclaims "because man, somewhere in one of those 'memories' is the
> > evidence"
> >
> > Memories....    you'd have thought with all of the technical staff
> > they'd have come up with a more proper term that didn't sound so damned
> > clumsy....
> >
>
> Maybe they were trying to connect it with human memories, since the
> programs within the TRON universe had a life of their own?
>
> With all of thie TRON talk, I just happened to have watched TRON
> again on Friday, then WarGames.  On Saturday I watched Terminator 3.
> All three movies seem to have similar storylines...
>
> The first two movies have a mainframe as the big bad computer while
> the third uses that idea as a red herring.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Bryan
>
> >
> >
> > Roy J. Tellason wrote:
> > > On Sunday 04 November 2007 14:25, Curt - Atari Museum wrote:
> > >
> > >> Saw this on YouTube - nice video from 1982 that discusses Tron and
> how
> > >> movies/TV would change due to Supercomputer based graphics...   lots
> of
> > >> great shots of a Cray 1, terminals and other graphic computer
> devices:
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu5_33uRNzc
> > >>
> > >
> > > Neat!
> > >
> > > I'm wondering what that multi-colored keyboard was that was being used
> near
> > > the beginning of that.  And in the segment where they're talking about
> the
> > > Cray,  those "memory banks" are presumably big honking disk drives?
> > >
> > >
> >
>
>



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