January 4th, 2011

My Widdle Bwain

Tron: Strange Ponderings

What did the Grid look like back in the day of punch-cards? Did programs walk around with backpacks containing all their data on cards on their backs? If Alice (of Alice In Wonderland fame) found her way onto the Grid could she have defeated programs in battle by shouting "Why, you're nothing but cards!"
My Widdle Bwain

Tron: Yet More Strangeness

A coworker of mine recently said she wants to take this one piece of our application's functionality and rip its balls off and throw them to the dogs. It gives a most peculiar mental image, viewed through the paradigm of the Tron-verse.

Okay, I'm done. For now.
My Widdle Bwain

Tron: Revenge Of The Tape

My earlier post on punch cards got me to thinking about systems that used tape as their storage media. (Yes, that was a while ago.) Did Programs in that System fight duels with glowing tape ribbons, like an electrified rhythmic gymnastics smack-down battle? Or maybe more like Indiana Jones' bullwhip, only electrified light. How cool is that!