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[ProgSoc] If Microsoft sponsored the Matrix.
I want to see an ani-matrix style spoof on The Matrix based on Microsoft
technologies. I.e. instead of going to see the Oracle, they could go to
see the SQL Server, the back 'doors' could be 'windows' and the matrix
itself could be the CLR. Instead of a key maker you could have 'John the
Ripper', there should be a throw away to the Kernel (for KFC). Mr
Anderson himself could be the cliché zit faced, scrawny, 15 year old
script kiddy with glasses (or an Astro-boy style anime character) on a
quest to retrieve the 'source' of some game so he can write a hack and
become 'the one' on his local games server. Rather than flying around in
a hover craft 'broadcasting a pirate signal' he could just dial in to
AOL. Along the way while 'online' he could bump into all sorts of people
with cool aliases like Morpheus, Trinity, etc. but when he meets them in
RL they could turn out to be cliché computer nerds too (like the 'fat
guy with pony tail and beard', 'fragile girl with dark hair and
glasses', 'disaffected Russian scientist', etc), dressed in bad leather
clothes that take him to night clubs and give him pills. He'd have to do
battle with 'Norton Smith' (as per CK's comment on Agent Smith as
anti-virus software) and various other personified software. At some
point we'd definitely need to see him run over a buffer (I'm not sure
what a buffer would look like, but it would end up with him gaining root
access, whatever that is taken to mean). Of course on his quest Mr
Anderson would unveil a plot by Microsoft (who'd be portrayed as the
root of all that is evil) to suppress and control all people. There are
so many places you could go with this - I'd love to see it done on South
Park, even though they'd probably butcher the geek humor a little.
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