Queen Peladon (queenpeladon) wrote in thequestionclub,
Queen Peladon

This has been bothering me for so long that the prospect of possibly looking like a moron isn't enough to prevent me asking. :)

Remember in the original Scream movie, when Sidney contacts the police on her computer? HOW?! Obviously it's a very basic version of the internet which looks like a DOS interface, and all she does (I think, it's been a long time) is type 911 and immediately she's able to have a typed conversation with the emergency services. I know this is a spoofy, utterly unrealistic movie, but how much of this technology is rooted in reality, if any? Was the internet ever remotely like this? Was it possible to contact the emergency services like that? Is it possible even now?

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