I once read a science fiction book, maybe from the 1980s, the plot of which I really can't remember except the ending. The main character found a way to "plug" into his computer and he was taken over by the computer, covered with wires and cords, etc. all while sitting in his chair at his desk.

  • I think there is a part in a Stephen King novel where a teenage boy becomes part of the computer system as you describe - hands connected to the keyboard, and his eyes are the screen - byt I can't remember which one. Maybe Needful Things? – NiceOrc Apr 17 '12 at 8:41
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    Not the same, but maybe useful: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Terminal_Man – Manishearth Apr 17 '12 at 12:38
  • Not sure of the scifi book, but the description immediately reminded me of Jimmy Jet and His TV Set. – Josh Apr 17 '12 at 14:32
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    That reminds me of one of the original superman films, where the computer becomes self aware and drags in the people using it. – AidanO Apr 25 '12 at 8:15
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    @AidanO Superman III. – flies Apr 26 '12 at 18:09

It might have been a book by Dean Koontz, I think it was called Midnight.

  • I'm not seeing anything in Midnight's summary that indicates that it includes this scene. Anyone with more experience with the book? – FuzzyBoots Jan 30 '15 at 17:46
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    Yeah, I've got Midnight, that fate happens just as described to some kid named 'Denny' who is then found by Loman (his father). I've right now skimmed through it to double check against my memory – Danny Mc G Jul 27 '19 at 17:43

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