BBC's Sherlock does a pretty top-notch job of portraying text messages, but as Tony Zhou points out in the latest installment of Every Frame a Painting, cinematic representations of the digital world – including texting and the Internet – remain, for the most part, inefficient, ineffective, and uninspired.

The good news, says Zhou, is that the state of technological representation in TV and film leaves plenty of room for innovation. The bad news is that the road to innovation is likely paved with keyboard-flailing computer hackers and goofy VR sex.

[Every Frame A Painting]