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10/1/2010 12:11:00 PM
I got tickets to see the Social Network this evening. It will be interesting to see how hollywood portrays social media. I doubt it will top my all-time list of favorite computer movies.

1. Hackers (starring Jonny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie) Hacking a computer mainframe (gibson) with an entire internet army - for 1995 you can beat the suspense and the stereotype of network admins keeping the gibson running.
2. Wargames (starring Matthew Broderick) Hacking an army computer network potentially causing WW3. Suspense!
3. The Net (starring Sandra Bullock) There's really only one suspenseful scene that's really good - when Sandra goes into Cathedral to hack a terminal without getting seen by any of the employees there at the time.

I'll let you know what I think on twitter not facebook. LOL. Oh the internet.

Other design worthy news. The Globe and Mail has redesigned their newspaper saying it's a "game changer". The way they described it in a CBC radio interview this morning left me thinking this would be a tabloid paper similar to the Calgary Sun or perhaps the National Enquirer. I bought the paper this morning and it's still the ridiculous useless broadsheet size it's always been only now it has slicker paper in some sections. They just changed the paper and the printing press they are printing it on. BTW, an 18 year contract with a german printer seems like an awfully long time to lock into any technology these days. Suit yourself.

I'm looking through the paper to see if anything backs up the hype in the media today. Nadda. The design is the same, am I taking crazy pills!! Maybe I'm missing something and the new newspaper hits the stands tomorrow? The website looks redesigned but to be honest I've never once visited the Globe and Mail online. Kudos to the website team.
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