A Good Content Management System


The Tumblr blog Source Code in TV and Films (http://moviecode.tumblr.com/) has blown the lid off a Hollywood secret: Most filmmakers don’t care much about realism when it comes to depicting computing languages. The blog was launched by a programmer who noticed that in the movie Elysium, code that’s used to reboot a space station is in fact the assembly language for an Intel processor.

No movie could get away with passing off French as Spanish, even among English speakers, but code is so alien to most of us that we never notice absurd substitutions. We need browsers to translate the web into...

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