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Sarah Jeong’s comprehensive geeknalysis of the storage formats of Star Wars. To wit:

Upon reviewing the Star Wars canon of movies (no animated films or shows, and no Expanded Universe content, which now exists in a purgatory of maybe-canon), it’s become clear to me that that the galaxy is crippled by an abundance of disk formats, with all of the accompanying interoperability issues that we see on our own planet. Every time the Rebel Alliance changes bases, they must be lugging around a spaceship full of drives, both new and obsolete, to read every possible format.

READ ON: (Warning: Spoilers) From Tape Drives To Memory Orbs, the Data Formats of Star Wars Suck (Sarah Jeong, Motherboard)

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4 thoughts on “Force Quit

  1. scottser

    i was quite surprised to see everyone smoking in ‘aliens’. obviously woody allen was correct in ‘sleepers’..

  2. Joe Bloggs

    See, for example, the second Death Star, which still manages to have the exact same vulnerability…..that sentence is just not true, the millenium falcon fired a torpedo into the main reactor.

  3. DaithiG

    Excellent reading.

    As someone who worked for 10 years for a storage tech company, if did kind of annoy me that they had to use a hand held claw machine to retrieve the tape, and then haul it up to the antenna.

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