Thursday, February 4, 2010
1950s Movie Hackers
Although no movies finally did appear on the list from the 1950s, several were considered, most notably was Desk Set (1957) starring Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn. Tracy plays Richard Sumner, a computer expert who is installing a new computer system EMILAC into the research department of a large media organisation. That department is run by Bunny Watson, played by Hepburn, who is resistant to any innovations that may jeopardise the employment of her staff. Watson and her staff discuss ways in which they can destroy, or hack into, EMILAC, but don’t take any action, so this movie cannot be added to the list.