Computer Objects (C/N)

A computer object is a block of code that could be moved around and used, the way one might move a chair in a room. An object might be a set of commands to draw a picture, or to refresh a screen, or to perform a certain calculation.

Dennis Nedry disguised a command that served as a backdoor to the Jurassic Park security systems as an object called White Rabbit Object or “whte_rbt.obj” in computer coding lingo. John Arnold and Dr. Henry Wu dug up the command while searching the computer’s keystrokes for the method Nedry used to shut down the park security and fencing. At first they mistook it for an ordinary computer object, but after searching the program utilities for it and coming up with nothing, they found it in the code listing nullifying the possibility that it was an object.