I'm watching a Murder She Wrote episode where Jessica Fletcher is gonna learn how to computer!!
Oh. My. God.
They want her to endorse their new space game so they can maybe sell another 50,000 units??
ALSO they're installing a computer at her desk and I'm like -- what's the scammmmm??
I don't know anything about 1993 keyloggers or whatever.
They hooked it up to her phone line....
AND they say she should always leave it ON for the power unit not to get overworked???
I know NOTHING about 1993 computers but also like I remember being told I had to turn it off???
.... is this a warning sign?
I know 1999 warning signs. I know 2010 warning signs! I know 2020 warning signs!!!!!
"What does it mean when when it says FATAL DISC ERROR" -- Mrs. Fletcher, your computer is dead, it's been murdered. Let's find a suspect.
OH NO JESSICA IS TYPING THE ADDRESS OF WHERE SHE'S MEETING THIS GUY INTO HER COMPUTER AND HE'S GONNA GET KILLED...
DEFINITELY A KEYLOGGER!
oooh the plot thickens. A relative tried to call her at 4am to tell about a new baby but the phone was busy. DUN DUN DUNNNN....
smart idea having it call out at 4am...
@platypus Apparently there were several "starring the computer" episodes in MSW. Pretty sure had Jessica Fletcher not changed over from a typewriter then more folks would have lived in Cabot Cove. 😁
@platypus That was common advice in the early 90s.
@ajroach42 I kind of barely remember this in that we were taught to turn them on and off but I also didn't know if there was anything related to the power unit or ???
(there is probably a keylogger)
@platypus I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL I GET TO THIS ONE!!
@wilkie will love to hear what you see in it!
1993 computers were about jacking into cyberspace and remotely hacking anything with a chip in it. Like microwave ovens and anti-lock braking systems.
And then SILICON VALLEY IMPLEMENTED THAT! But that's the 2010s.
@suetanvil wait you could hack microwaves in the 90s?
(lol, we had 2 networked computers and a separate line for dial-up but we are also family of luddites and did not have a microwave)
Only in movies. Oh how I cringed.
Then they added wifi to everything and now I cringe much, much more.
@suetanvil hahaha. That makes sense. I did watch Hackers (when I was slightly older)
Studying computer science in the early nineties was a trip. I got to feel really, really cool for like fifteen minutes.
@platypus Makes me think of this episode of the TV Crimes podcast, in which MikeTV and wilw experience an episode of Murder She Wrote involving VR
@platypus I guess a link would help: http://tvcrimes.net/2015/11/24/episode-5-murder-she-wrote/
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