Funky Monkey Strut Now on ZIP Drives!

Last night, we embarked on the process of clearing out some of the obsolete media that has taken over our long forgotten storage space.

The sun was out, so why not get an early jump on spring cleaning? Can’t lie though, after viewing an episode of Hoarders recently, we didn’t need much more motivation! 🙂

Chew's Domicile???

From books, to 8-tracks, to cassette tapes, to LP’s, to video game cartridges, to VHS and DVDs and literally HUNDREDS of compact discs, we feel that we have enough representation of music and videos from the past three decades.

But, lo and behold we stumbled upon something else. A media long forgotten, and for damn good reason too…

Can you say craptastical invention???

If you were ‘fortunate’ enough to be part of the digital media revolution of the late 90’s – early 2000’s, then you know damn well how hard we had it. Flash drives? USB keys? Functional CD burners? Ha! In your dreams.

Instead, many of us, especially at school, had to rely on the wonderfuck of technology that was the Iomega ZIP Drive. Wow, what a piece of shit.

We are sure those of you who are familiar with this craptastical piece of plastic can remember the “Click of DOOOOM!!!”

Picture it. You’re working for HOURS on a Flash piece, or a 3D Max rendering and having nowhere else to save it, but on a ZIP drive. Also, keeping in mind that all of this hard work was vital to you getting a good mark and graduating, blah blah blah…

So, what happens when you put the bloody thing into a drive the next time you go to use it???? After a few precious seconds for the drive to warm up, the following could be overheard all around the campus…

WWWWWWWWRRRRRRRR…. *click* *click* *click* *click* *click*… Awwwwww FUCK ME!!!!!!!

Folks, that right there was your future going up in shit, because your ZIP disk, and all of its housed contents, that you slaved away for weeks on are officially toast. Dead. Lost. Gone, forever.

See you in another life, brotha!

So, imagine our amazement when we put in a disk that hasn’t seen the light of anything for the past decade into a drive, and the sucka actually WORKED!!!

T’was a treasure trove of goodies from my long-lost Digital Media Arts past. It had everything from blue screen movies, to Director, Flash, Premiere, 3D Max, Illustrator and Photoshop on it. It’s amazing to look back on some of the junk from years gone by to see how for one has come.

So, we picked out one of the items that we found the most enjoyable to put together and decided to post it up. It’s not the greatest thing we ever made (several ‘flaws’ can be seen throughout), but Jah damn it that was some fun to make.

Enjoy!

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~ by Té on March 16, 2010.

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