Sunday, June 04, 2006

You Tube - All your base are belong to us

from adrants
If you tried to log into the You Tube site recently you would have come across this message which on the surface looks like someone may have hacked the site. I'm sure there would have been much commotion had there not been a clue in the line itself.

If you have been on the internet since around 2000 you may have come across the phenomenom that was... All Your Base Are Belong To Us. Which started as a poor Japanese - English translation in a 1989 release of the game Zero Wing and resulted in a mass cult following across the globe.

I commend the You Tube guys for bringing back an oldie but a goodie. It highlights the raw power of a viral idea to spread without any commercial endorsement. If only we could rid our campaigns of the stink of capitalism, imagine the possibilities...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i love this animation

"all your base are belong to us"