from the sandra-bullock-on-the-other-hand dept.
angry tapir writes "According to Damian Gordon, a lecturer at the Dublin Institute of Technology, hackers are treated pretty well by movie-makers. Gordon studied 50 movies, produced over five decades, to help write an academic paper for the International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions. The results amazed him. In the movies, most hackers aren't teenaged whiz-kids. They're professionals, over 30 years old, who work in IT."
"Can't you just gesture hypnotically and make him disappear?"
"It does not work that way. RUN!"
-- Hadji on metaphyics and Mandrake in "Johnny Quest"