Thursday, March 18, 2010

A piece of trivia

Apparently the co-scriptwriter for the original TRON was(or is) Alan "Smalltalk" Kay's wife. Mr. Kay popularized the idea of object oriented programming. I wonder how that idea impacted the writing of the film, given that the concept of object orientation involves solving a given task with multiple, independent intelligent agents.

source -> The Tron Wiki (see the bottom of the page)


Mr. Alex said...

It's a good thing Mr. Kay didn't write TRON himself or Flynn and the boys would have spent the whole movie manually defining memory pointers :-P

Pete said...

Indeed! Imagine the character's surprise when being competent in a shell and knowing the Vi keystrokes becomes a matter of life-and-death.