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Pedagogical technology in You've Got Mail

by Critical Commons Manager

One can't help but suspect that much of the dialogue surrounding the home computer technologies and uses in You've Got Mail are aimed at indoctrinating film viewers into a more naturalized relationship with their computers, if they have them, and at encouraging them to buy a PC if not. This overly earnest and vaguely pedagogical discussion of cybersex and e-mail makes little sense, even in the context of late 1990s personal computer culture, which was still tellingly dominated by the film's sponsor, AOL.

Painfully earnest late 90s discussion of cybersex from You've Got Mail

Three generations of personal computer users discuss e-mail, cybersex and online identity

from You've Got Mail (1998)
Creator: Nora Ephron
Distributor: Warner Brothers
Posted by Critical Commons Manager