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In 1995 the internet was not something that most Americans were familiar with. I remember the conversation with my parents when I first asked them if we could get AOL. Being technophobic midwesterners my parents only knew that this "internet" was a gateway for adult material, pedophiles, and corruption. Playing the education card I was able to convince them to subscribe to AOL.

That same year a film called "The Net" starring Sandra Bullock came to theaters. It exploited every fear that this "internet" could. The main character's identity is stolen by clicking on some random thing and her life takes a turn for the worse. A secret organization tries to eliminate Bullock's character, but she totally saves the day with her electronic wizardry.

It also was one huge Macintosh commercial if I remember correctly.

I gather that a viewing of "The Net" today would be as unbearable as it was when I saw it in theaters. It may gain some unintentional comedic value in retrospect. It is a good thing the internet is nothing like it was portrayed in the movie. Now I'm off to 4chan...

The Net on Wikipedia

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Comment by Lars (WhyOSX) on March 29, 2009 at 6:37pm
And here are ten minutes of "The Net" on 'YouTube':
very interesting for us non-native speakers.
Comment by Lars (WhyOSX) on March 29, 2009 at 6:41pm
And there are a few Macintoshes, there's a lot of Sandra Bullock and Macs all over her place and everywhere she goes.


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