(permanent link) added: 2007-06-07 16:35:40 sponsor: Silverfish (last reply: 2007-06-11 10:53:17)

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Do we have one for the tendency to imply that a computer is contained in the monitor. That is, if you want to destroy a computer (and the data in it), you destroy the monitor, rather than smash up the actual computer or take the hard drive out.

For example, I think in Zoolander, one of the characters throws the monitor of a computer into the crowd, to get the information to the people. The point was it was just a stupid thing to do, but I assume (I haven't seen the movie, just the trailers) the implication was that the information was in the monitor.
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