Saturday, June 17, 2006


I decided Thursday night, the last overnight of the week with the kids, to show them WarGames. I have always loved that movie! When I was the age of the David Lightman, the principal character in the movie, I was very computer literate. I too used to try and get into computer systems, though any system I could break into I immediately e-mailed the system admin how I got in and how to fix it, and then logged off. I never took anything, or looked at any file contents. Like David in the movie I had the old dumb terminal with the acoustic modem you had to put the phone hand set into. I too had a home-brew computer system build into a card cage with no case around it. I stopped all such activity well before I turned 18, but I had a lot of fun, and I like to think that I helped some system administrators save their systems (and possibly their jobs!) from attack.

Anyway, it I have always felt it is an awesome movie, and while Scott did not particularly like it, Chris, who complained at the beginning that it was boring, was soon sucked into the movie and really enjoyed it. Danielle seemed to enjoy it as well. Have you seen the Movie? If you check out the link above, check out the trivia section, which contains some interesting facts.


Ben said...

The Only Winning Move Is Not To Play! :)

Great movie! Definately a classic!

Riley said...

Wargames ROCKS
(almost as much as electric dreams)

Chris said...

There are some really cool web sites with some very interesting info off that link I posted. For example, the WOPR was made of wood and had a guy with an apple computer sitting inside!


jasonb said...

That’s one of my all time favorite movies!