Get Particular!
April 6, 2005 7:18 PM   Subscribe

Get Perpendicular! (flash, sound, crossdressing bits)
Hitachi introduces their new magnetic storage tech in this groovy 'toon.
posted by Evstar (24 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Oh yeah, Pepsi blue and all that. Fuck y'all, I'm rich!

just kidding

posted by Evstar at 7:28 PM on April 6, 2005

That's fun! Surprisingly so for a corporate production. And the tech described is neato too. Good post.
posted by Tubes at 7:38 PM on April 6, 2005

Hm, actually, that was cool. A significant advance in data storage presented as Schoolhouse Rock.
posted by NickDouglas at 7:40 PM on April 6, 2005

Corporate Shi-- ah, hell, I don't have the heart. That was too awesome. Sort of Tron (with its personified bits) meets Schoolhouse Rock.

orthogonality should have something to say about this.
posted by gurple at 7:56 PM on April 6, 2005

Fun and I learned me something new! woot
posted by yodelingisfun at 8:10 PM on April 6, 2005

Thanks Professor Cyclops Disk!
posted by euphorb at 8:37 PM on April 6, 2005

How awesome. So here's what I see for the next episode. We send the Schoolhouse Rock Bill for a Hitachi Chip Queer Eye-style makeover! With a disco dancing bill, the government will be revolutionized!!!
posted by VulcanMike at 8:45 PM on April 6, 2005

direct swf link...I dunno...
posted by gren at 8:56 PM on April 6, 2005

I'm surprised that I really enjoyed that. A lot!
posted by Lush at 8:59 PM on April 6, 2005

I don't get it. If "flipping" has to do with something's magnetic poles changing places after being crowded together, how does being perpendicular matter? I get how it makes more space, but I don't get how it is supposed to prevent data-loss.
posted by ontic at 9:41 PM on April 6, 2005

ontic - if going to a perpendicular orientation creates more space, then you don't need to crowd them together as tightly to put more in, so you've sort of answered your own question.
posted by willnot at 9:50 PM on April 6, 2005

When they're squashed, don't they align with each other? If they're perpendicular then they won't align; they can't.
posted by NickDouglas at 11:10 PM on April 6, 2005

Saw this on Pookzilla's blog first.
posted by furtive at 1:03 AM on April 7, 2005

I could swear that towards the end I heard him say "Get on my dicular".
posted by Eideteker at 4:47 AM on April 7, 2005

I'm so sorry I didn't check there first, furtive.
posted by Evstar at 5:05 AM on April 7, 2005

Apparently, you're rich AND lazy.
posted by crunchland at 5:06 AM on April 7, 2005

I considered posting this, but was sure the response would be "Corporate ads are lousy FPP's".
posted by McBain at 5:15 AM on April 7, 2005

That was great
posted by buriednexttoyou at 6:51 AM on April 7, 2005

How do you know those are crossdressing bits and not girl bits?
posted by adamrice at 7:33 AM on April 7, 2005

I got perpendicular just watching it!
posted by jmccorm at 8:42 AM on April 7, 2005

Corporate ads are lousy FPPs.
posted by mrgrimm at 12:11 PM on April 7, 2005

10x capacity increase on small hard drives sounds good to me, but the Schoolhouse Rock tribute/thievery sucked.
posted by squirrel at 6:37 PM on April 7, 2005

I'm dancin'! I'm dancin'!
posted by riffola at 1:18 PM on April 8, 2005

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