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Comment I loved it (Score 1) 429

Almost didn't see it due to so many negative reviews, but I felt like I got my money's worth by the end of the light cycle battle.

I think some people go into these movies like they're going to experience a religious conversion in the 3rd act, or like there's some sudoku the plot has to solve or it has "holes". Whatever! It was awesome and I'd go see it again in the theater.

What needed to be explained to my 13 yr old nephew:

  • The original has more exposition on the digitizing technology. There's a "machine" involved, and in the original it's in an industrial/factory setting. In Tron Legacy it's unclear.
  • The "Encom 12 Operating System" had nothing to do with anything else in the movie. All of the digital world in the move takes place within a single computer that is not, for example, running Microsoft Office at your Aunt's house.
  • The Sprites in the Grid Games are elements from Flynn's 80s video games.
  • - "Frisbee People" won't take over the world, but Fascism certainly could.

Comment Sell your idea (Score 2, Interesting) 387

Understand that the owner(s) are a peer group and have their own dynamic. It's their company, not yours. If they liked following orders, they'd be employees not owners.
1. Identify the group dynamic (is there a 'holdout', and 'alpha geek')?
2. Identify the objections to your proposed solution.
3. Ask them what their ideal solution(s) would be for this problem.
4. Customize and provide a solution to them.

Don't ...
* rely on the owners having a conversation amongst themselves. If you want to meet with them, meet with all of them at once.
* rely on the owners to convince each other. They may be reluctant to engage each other.
* just talk to people that agree with you. If you do, you're certainly missing the core argument that will shoot down your idea behind closed doors.

You'll probably have to buy new gear and set it up. Desktops can be great. Most people don't like to take work home and lug laptops around anyway.

Some programming languages manage to absorb change, but withstand progress. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982