March 08, 2011

Why I can't watch shows with computers in them

I have family members who are medical professionals and they can't watch medical shows because they get it wrong so often it becomes distracting. I'm finding the same of late with any shows that rely on technology to advance the plot or to create a MacGuffin.

Example:

Didja get that?


Make a GUI interface using visual basic to track an IP address.

Ugh. I know this may sound nitpicky or just nerdy but it's like poking me in the eye when I'm trying to watch your show. You either need to hire better writers or find consultants who know enough about technology to make this stuff credible. Frankly, this tells me I shouldn't be watching the show b/c I'm not their demographic. Duly noted.

Posted by Duffy at March 8, 2011 05:02 PM | TrackBack

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Yes. Google "enhance and zoomify."

Posted by: Jeff the Baptist at March 8, 2011 06:37 PM

I'm offended they used Visual Basic.

Posted by: Paul Smith Jr at March 8, 2011 07:33 PM