From the article:
Not that we're saying that we're not fan of ridiculous computer scenes. A lot of these scenes were conceived to make something a bit boring or difficult to follow more entertaining than it really is. So, prepare to isolate the subnet node with a firewall worm that reroutes the server as we explore some of the classics, ranked from the best, most enjoyable ones to the ones that, quite frankly, reboot our sub commands
On Weird Science (number 22):
"This film epitomises unrealistic scenes that we can't help but still love. The premise of the film contains magical elements to begin with, as two boys use their computer to create their dream woman. Before they take the step of connecting to what we presume is a government computer facility, they already have some sort of a 'woman simulator' program running, on which it is possible to edit parameters such as bust size and IQ level. Is this something that Wyatt created, bespoke, just for this project, or did he send off for it out of the back of a computer mag?
It would be possible to use a modem to connect to a powerful computer and run software on it. Many of the big mainframe and mini computers of that time allowed users to log in and be allocated resources such as storage space and CPU time. However, this process definitely didn't involve flying through a virtual space, and even if it did, the graphics we see on screen are well beyond the capability of Wyatt's Memotech MTX 512 computer. As this is going on we encounter another movie computer convention: pointless beeping sounds that accompany computer activity when carrying out a task."