I don't know how many of you have seen the South Park episode from last year called "Over Logging." It provides a funny commentary not only how people feel they need the Internet (as we talked about), but also on how it's often being used. You can easily watch their episodes at south park studios or watch the particular episode at hulu. It's season 12, episode 6, I think.
We looked at advertisements in class, but I think it's also fascinating to see how computers/technological innovation/information are presented in movies. I know Jen brought up War Games. It made me think about The Net with Sandra Bullock and many others. Can you name any others?
Also, Jen, I know you're a studied fan of sci fi/fantasy. Could one say that sci fi seems to comment on the present while fantasy seeks to escape it? Just a thought.