Ericsson Portable PC in 23 (1998)

The pair use the portable PC to hack from hotel rooms and phone boxes once they suspect their apartment is no longer safe.

Importance: *****
Realism: ***
This machine was not fitted with batteries, so its use in the phone box is suspect.

Visibility: ****




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I think this deserves more points for realism... an article in "Happy Computer 3/1988 mentions an "Edison adapter" as part of a hacker's toolset to get 220V current from the phone booth's light bulb socket, so they actually could have used the battery-less portable. Plus, if you look closely you'll notice the SDInet form letter (as described in the Cuckoo's Egg) on the screen during the phone booth scene.
2014-04-06 22:01