"Based on how little knowledge we have of dinosaur DNA and genetic codes, it would require supercomputers and software far beyond our current capabilities to render and read the DNA code of an long-extinct animal. "
- Hammond had what, three Cray XMPs in the book? I think that's less computing power than an Xbox 360. King Skeleton (talk) 13:41, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
"The Unix system"
It was a Silicon Graphics IRIX workstation running FSN (File System Navigator, FSN, pronounced "fusion") - a 3D file manager which gained quite a bit of fame after it's appearance in Jurassic park!
A lot of people thought the visualisation was an example of media misrepresentation of computers/a hollywood mockup - but it's absolutely a real thing!
There is even a free clone, the File System Visualiser, available for Unix-like operating systems today :) At the time, it was IRIX-only, meaning that if you saw the FSN at the time, it must have been running on a UNIX system (a Unix System V derivative with BSD extensions to be precise)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fsn_(file_manager) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IRIX https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicon_Graphics#Entertainment_industry — Unsigned, by: Cprobertson1 / talk / contribs
You can get round the problem of dinosaur inaccuracy easily: the company engineered the dinosaurs to look like the popular idea of dinosaurs. We're so used to scaly dinosaurs that feathered ones would have looked stupid, and they needed to attract customers. It's not good science, but it's good business. Avida Dollarsher again 13:03, 22 October 2018 (UTC)