all this time i thought maybe i had been missing something as a result of never having seen hackers. after stumbling across it on the telly just now, i feel much much better. it's hard to believe it was made as recently as 1995 considering it sucks like 1987.
though even i must admit that the set-up in the corporate security office over which Penn presides does look remarkably like the IT department with which i was recently employed. we had one of those wall-sized computer screens that showed our network in 3-D and mood lighting and everything. and everyone that worked there acted like they'd just finished smoking one joint too many. and then we'd put on our star wars robes. and battle each other (okay, so that part is true). and whenever i lost a bet, i had to wear a dress. it was really kewl. i miss my space-age job.