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Old February 7 2014, 12:03 PM   #64
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Re: In-Universe Explanation for TOS Retro Tech

davejames wrote: View Post
I rather like the TMP/TWOK-style controls and screens, although I admit they now look just about as dated as those of TOS.

What's really weird is watching TNG and seeing how much their computer technology looks like what we have on our smartphones now. It probably won't be long before that looks just as dated as all the rest.
I think TNG looks more dated than the classic movies - my phone has a ton of animation and a fully reconfigurable screen, which is what the TNG technical manual said could be done on the Enterprise-D's control panels, but of course we never really saw it. LCARS comes across as a touchscreen DOS.
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