And you thought my video was silly

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12/18/2008
I know I'm a little late to the party on this, but if you haven't seen the video that Hitachi is using to promote its "Dawn of the Tera Era" you need to check it out right now. It's the trippy-est thing I've seen since we threw on the original animated Lord of the Rings back in college. Especially if you grew up on Schoolhouse Rock, as I did, this is just about the perfect mix of nostalgic schlock and simply mind-blowing silliness. But, hey, I guess you come away knowing just how big a terabyte is. And, yes, Hitachi is using this video as part of its pitch for "surveillance optimized" storage. Oh, and as a little early Christmas present from me to you, here's Hitachi's even better video, explaining perpendicular storage (it's from 2006, but it's got Spanish subtitles, so I just couldn't resist - not to mention that brilliant Bay City Rollers rip-off that comes in at about the 1:45 mark):