Hack into ‘Jurassic Park’s’ computer system with this online recreation


"Jurassic Park" is more than 20 years old now, but one coder has recreated some of the franchise's iconic computer interfaces on the Web. Robinson Tully recreated the Irix and Macintosh environments from the film in HTML5 and Javascript at JurassicSystems.com.

Specifically, he made a version of the system shown in the scene where Samuel L. Jackson's character attempts to break through the security measures set up by Wayne Knight's character, only to be (obnoxiously) foiled. If your memory is a little fuzzy, here's a refresher:

There are only a handful of valid commands on this online reboot, but you can trigger the dreaded lock down. Maybe Tully will turn his creative energies to recreating the UNIX system featured elsewhere in the movie next?

Andrea Peterson covers technology policy for The Washington Post, with an emphasis on cybersecurity, consumer privacy, transparency, surveillance and open government.
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