Friday, April 04, 2008

Hackers 3 Movie

I just finished watching Hackers 3 Movie (Anti Trust) and it stresses the Open Source spirit. Knowledge belongs to the world and it's meant to be owned by public, not by an individual or certain companies. It's a nice film (even though it's kinda old film). The funny thing is that the main enemy's face is quite similar with Microsoft's big boss, Bill Gates (not 100%, but roughly similar).

Here's the plot of the movie:
This movie is the fictional story of computer programming genius Milo Hoffman after graduating from Stanford and getting out into the competitive world of computer software. In his contemplation of where to begin his career, he is contacted by Gary Winston whose character is loosely based on Bill Gates. Winston is the CEO of a company called NURV, and they are on the brink of completing the global communication's system, Synapse. They need Hoffman to help them meet their launch date, so after much thought and with the full support of his girlfriend Alice, he accepts the job. Tragedy soon after strikes and Milo becomes suspicious of the company he has been wrapped up in. He learns that trusting anyone could be a mistake, and that nothing is as it seems.

After graduating from Stanford, two idealistic computer whiz kids who are best friends are offered jobs at NURV, a giant Portland company with a driven boss, Gary Winston, on the verge of a world-linking satellite communication system. With support from his girlfriend Alice, Milo takes the job; Teddy says no and continues work on a media compression program he wants to make available free. Winston takes a personal interest in Milo, whose genius can help NURV meet its launch date, and Milo responds with brilliance and long hours. When Teddy meets with tragedy and Winston's offhand remark makes Milo suspicious, he decides to investigate Winston and NURV. But, whom can he trust?

By the way, this post is posted using new Blogger's feature, scheduled post. I scheduled it to be posted at 01:00 AM at 4 April 2008. big grin