I remember that movie! It was really good as I remember, though it was about 45 years ago I saw it - during one of our movie nights at boarding school. I didn't remember that the female star was Yvette Mimieux, but I seem to remember her character was called Weena? I remember she was pretty cute (maybe I was older than you were when I saw it :-), so did someone else, as I saw the name carved into a schooldesk some weeks later.
I dimly also remember the typeface on the panel - it was rather ornate. I must try and get the movie again.
Totally off-track, but another movie I saw at the same boarding school was "Operation Crossbow", about the V1 and V2 rockets in WW2. Fascinating as I remember, but I have never seen it again either. A visit to Ebay is indicated I think.
Holding onto that which seems to no longer have any use is an important way to remain cutting edge without actuaollly remaining cutting edge...everyone understands the uefulness of use but no one understands the use of the useless.
My favorite numeric display is the one on The Time Machine control panel in the 1960 movie. The numbers are beautifully rendered in a 19th Century typeface. The fact that I found this more interesting than Yvette Mimieux shows that (1) I was pretty young when I saw the movie, and (2) definitely a born engineer.
A Book For All Reasons Bernard Cole1 Comment Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...