The first Law & Order computer. Blurry, but not on, according to Thompson. Season 1, Episode 1.

A typical early-'90s computer—off to the side and not powered up. Season 1, Episode 22.

By the fifth season, computers began appearing on characters' desks. Season 5, Episode 89.

A modern pose: A character checks her phone in close proximity to other humans. Season 18, Episode 411.