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
    Commented Apr 17, 2012 at 8:41
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    Not the same, but maybe useful: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Terminal_Man Commented Apr 17, 2012 at 12:38
  • Not sure of the scifi book, but the description immediately reminded me of Jimmy Jet and His TV Set.
    – Josh
    Commented Apr 17, 2012 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
    Commented Apr 25, 2012 at 8:15
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    @AidanO Superman III.
    – flies
    Commented Apr 26, 2012 at 18:09

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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
    Commented Jan 30, 2015 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
    Commented Jul 27, 2019 at 17:43

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