Re: Morality and the Holodeck - slightly different question
Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
^ If Barclay's program really was private, then the computer wouldn't let anyone else use it. The very fact that others were able to enter the program proves that it's meant for public use; the computer could easily refuse entry to anyone who isn't authorized to view it.
Riker was seen operating the control panel before the doors opened. So one assumes as first officer he was overriding the locking mechanism... a guy as shy as Barclay is definitely going to lock the doors, especially given the personal nature of his programs.
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