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The Ultimate Computer Glitch: "Colossus"

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SOME OF YOU MAY NOT HAVE SEEN THE OLD MOVIE, "COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT".  A MOVIE MADE IN 1970 STARRING ERIC BRAEDEN.  I FIRST SAW THAT FILM ON A FRIDAY NITE IN 1972 ON THE SMALL SCREEN.  I REMEMBER THAT EVENING VERY WELL AS LATER THAT NIGHT I WOULD EXPERIENCE AN EVENT THAT WOULD CHANGE MY LIFE FOREVER.  THAT, HOWEVER, IS ANOTHER STORY.  THE FILM WAS ABOUT A NATIONAL SECURITY COMPUTER WITH A SERIOUS GLITCH, THAT CAUSED IT TO RUN-A-MUCK AND BASICALLY TAKE OVER THE WORLD.  A WORLD THAT WAS IN NEED OF IT'S ALL-KNOWING GUIDANCE.  COMPUTER GLITCHES ARE NOTHING NEW AND THEY DO HAVE CONSEQUENCES, OFTEN SERIOUS AS WE ALL KNOW.  THE HEALTHCARE.GOV SITE IS NO "COLOSSUS", BUT THE MAN BEHIND THE PROGRAM THAT SPAWNED IT IS MUCH LIKE THE "COLOSSUS" IN THE MOVIE IN THAT HE KNOWS WHAT'S BEST FOR MANKIND AND WILL DO AND SAY ALMOST ANYTHING TO IMPOSE HIS IDEAS ON THE COUNTRY.

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