Hacking In The 80’s, Your Summer Movie Guide


To my fellow geeks out there, this flashback is for you! Hahahaha! :D

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

We learn the best way to win the system in WarGames is to never let Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy start hacking in the first place, Ferris Bueller’s parents should have just bought him a car, not a computer (he hacks into the schools’ mainframe and erases the number of days he’s been absent), and that it’s way more fun to jump in a pool with babes than it is to work on your computer project in Real Genius.

A new Youtube compilation from FoundItemClothing shows us just what Hollywood thought computer programming looked like in the 80’s and it’s hilarious.

To compliment this amazing video clip, I bring you a bit of nostalgic movie magic with the top 5 of my favorite 80’s hacker clips:

1. WarGames – Machine learning, tic tac toe, a rogue computer on the brink of bringing about world destruction and a teenage boy seems…

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