I'm just watching a preview tape of next Monday's Spooks and I'm rather irritated by a computing niggle in it: they all use iBooks and Powerbooks but the screen shows, as the chief spook is hacking into something, an XP dialogue box!
annoying or what? Look out for it if you watch the episode, about 13 minutes in ...
to work on computer displays for a TV program once. They wanted me to generate those silly screens that you see when someone is trying to break a password - a big red "ACCESS DENIED" and "LOADING" etc. I had to be present during filming in case something went wrong, and despite my telling them that no real computer ever displayed messages in that way they were insistent.
When I saw the drama programme (I forget what it was) I realised they had added beeps which sounded each time someone pressed a key.
Have you noticed how nobody on TV ever seems to use a mouse? The Police programmes always have once perso in the team who is the computer specialist, and at some point someone will say to him/her "Can you access the Corporation X system for us?" The specialist will say "Hmmm.....leave it with me" and then start furiously bashing the keys - no mouse in sight. I suppose it looks more dramatic that way, but nowadays with such a large chunk of the audience being computer -literate you would think they could aim for more reality.
in the jurassic park,when there is rain and it is flooding on a boat dock and hes on the phone hes saying something like "you gotta give me more time" and there is a camera where the person in the yellow coat is,you can clearly see it is a media player but it is pretending to be a cctv camera.lol