[hackerspaces] first time seeing tron

Stewart Dickson mathartspd at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 18:24:29 CEST 2012

Fascinating (and ironic) that [1] MCP was open-source, because it ran
on proprietary hardware.  -Stewart

On Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 10:46 AM, bg <bg at das-labor.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> Frantisek Apfelbeck wrote:
>> I just wonder if the “master control program (MCP)” was a kind of vision of “Windows” coming? Or was it a "generalisation" of "control versus free?"
> You might have a look at [1] regarding the real background of the MCP and at [2]
> regarding its roll in the film.
> Besides, it would always be nice to be just the hacker from the film with
> action, adventure being a hero (and getting the girl(s)). But sadly being a real
> hacker is quite different, though it can be exciting, but just a kind of
> excitement most people will never know/understand.
> Regards,
>   bg
> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burroughs_MCP
> [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tron_characters#Master_Control_Program
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