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9 Woefully Outdated Tech References From Movies

Palm Pilots. Ha.

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3. "Little Black Book" (2004)

Brittany Murphy goes through her boyfriend's Palm Pilot — the Palm Tungsten C, to be precise — to uncover his past relationships. Ahh, 2003: the age when people called PDAs "little black books." So quaint.

6. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (1986)

Whoopi transfers funds for a big bank in this '80s classic. What even is that thing she works on? She comes into contact with an anonymous source, and they type back and forth on a black screen. "Instant messaging," if you will.

Funny bonus: Ever notice in movies featuring computers how loud and clunky the keys are?


7. "The Net" (1995)

Sandra Bullock is a computer analyst who comes across some government secrets. While this movie is hilarious for its bulky computers and '90s graphics, it's more the unrealistic details that make it even funnier. Was anyone really ordering a pizza online in 1995? From, no less? And of course, when you locate someone's IP address, their picture pops up too.