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Mar 11, 2001 09:16 PM
Re: crazyjohnson on 2/24/01, and 3.1406 on0/07/01:
You guys are right. A little more in-depth, and a lot less coherently:
I've seen some movies (Office Space comes to mind) where there are PC-looking boxes (or monitors at least) running some sort Mac OS look-alike, with a major discrepancy. When the characters go to attach a file to an email message or save a file to disk, they don't navigate to the file through the familiar open/save dialog system. Instead, a dialog comes up asking them for a text path, and they put in something like C:/Dos/...etc. or some other very PC filename or path! That should look wrong to even casual users of either OS. It uses PC filenames but doesn't look like Windoze, and SURE doesn't act like Mac, though that's what it resembles! Also, some films use Mac hardware, often portables, but have an OS that is not Mac (here I'm thinking, specifically, of some mediocre drama with one of the Wayans brothers). Why would filmmakers go to the trouble of creating a fake OS that will stick out as obviously wrong to people watching? Think, people! At least the WB has an abundance of true Macs; Long live Dawson and Roswell!