thinks that computers run on black magic and hackers are wizards."
Everyone either owns a computer, or uses them as part of a job, or has been at least exposed to them.
Naturally, this gets spiced up for TV land.
As a result, computers on TV often bear only superficial resemblance to their real life counterparts. In fact, they are often just a 21st-century substitute for magic
. A Computer Wizard is
a literal wizard. Evoking arcane words with their keyboard, they cast spells into the infinite (and physically real) realms of Cyberspace
For computers which are literally
magical see Magitek
. See also Clarke's Third Law
. If a computer is shoddy, and not magical in any way (except maybe magically terrible
), it's The Alleged Computer