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Bad things are bad.
In celebration of this momentous occasion, I’m republishing below some reflections I had on tumblr comparing The Net and Hackers, which will also be celebrating its twentieth anniversary later this year on September 15th.
For those looking for 1995’s opinion on the internet, look no further than Hackers and The Net! I remember both of these movies as being influential in my eventual computer addiction, although my family wouldn’t get its first computer until 1996 and the internet until 1998. The Net probably has played a bigger role, since I kind of have a thing for Sandra Bullock and I’ve hidden a Pi symbol in about half of all my personal websites.
“Just think about it. Our whole world is sitting there on a computer. It’s in the computer, everything: your, your DMV records, your, your social security, your credit cards, your medical records. It’s all right there. Everyone is stored in there. It’s like this little electronic shadow on each and everyone of us, just, just begging for someone to screw with, and you know what? They’ve done it to me, and you know what? They’re gonna do it to you.” -Sandra Bullock, The Net
“FYI man, alright. You could sit at home, and do like absolutely nothing, and your name goes through like 17 computers a day. 1984? Yeah right, man. That’s a typo. Orwell is here now. He’s livin’ large. We have no names, man. No names. We are nameless!” Cereal Killer (Matthew Lillard), Hackers
“Butch, beautiful, brilliant, Captain America meets Albert Schweitzer. Spends all day dashing into fray while making world safe for democracy; at night playing Bach cantatas while curing cancer.” -Sandra Bullock describing what she looks for in a man
“‘God gave men brains larger than dogs so they wouldn’t hump women’s legs at cocktail parties.’ – Ruth Libby.” -Angelina Jolie, Hackers
“Where I can hook up my modem?” -Sandra Bullock, The Net
”Never send a boy to do a woman’s job.“ -Angelina Jolie, Hackers
Dade Murphy: You look good in a dress.
Kate Libby: You would have looked better.
Jack: Computers are your life, aren’t they?
Angela: Yes. The perfect hiding place.
“IceMan: No one leaves the house anymore. No one has sex. The Net is ultimate condom.” –The Net
“I hope you don’t screw like you type.” -Angelina Jolie, Hackers
“I’m surprised you didn’t kill me then fuck me!” -Sandra Bullock, The Net
“Type ‘cookie’, you idiot.” -The Plague, Hackers
I’m doing important work over on tumblr.
— Christopher B Wood (@chrisbwood) March 14, 2015
spotted: my bald head, back and to the left in Austin