It's summer movie season, and here's another review for a movie you might recognise. But while you probably see this movie in a pretty good light, as an influential and better than average depiction of computer hacking .. the Flaming review of Wargames has a different take:

In my humble opinion, the film "Wargames" is a good example of the sort of "pseudo-technical" crap that gives people unrealistically negative views of computers and the people who work with them.

I particularly liked this part, which highlighted a problem with War Games that is no longer apparent from our vantage point:

typical silliness of data rates much faster than possible with the modems in use


Meanwhile, I'm about ready for the 'net to stop talking about Star Wars, how about you?