Stuck in 1968

A reader emails:

Hi Cam

I really should stop looking for Herald bombs, it’s just too easy.

Clearly the Herald still thinks we’re in 1968 when the standard “computer” font looked like the one in this photo they always seem to use for technology security articles. 45 years later, fonts are a little different now, and you tend not to get commands such as “Enter Password” or even “Does not compute”.

It’s also been a while since I heard “Danger Will Robinson” and “Beam me up Scotty” too, but you wouldn’t know it from reading the Horrid. 

Yes and the image is supposed to be a reflection yet is clearly readable, so it must be in reverse on the screen making entry even more difficult.

Passwords circa 1968


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

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