171 | Plans Exposed

171 | Plans Exposed

February 17, 2004 | 9:42 pm, by Pascalle Lepas


  • Formula_410

    In the future CDs are square

  • Zippomage

    information storage is already moving away from optical (spinning) storage and is being realized more and more as solid state (stuff like your handy key-chain USB drive, or the larger portable harddrives). What he has there could simply be a combination of the two technologies.

  • Strike_Reyhi

    it's not really a disk at this point, I mean floppy disks had square cases but had disks in them. Must be like how we screw up the nomenclature on stuff because of previous technology.

  • OctoDude

    Wow, that was easy.  Little does Billings know, all that disc contained was a really awesome recipe for Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake that Verbatim found while surfing the net over lunch.

  • Inkasep

    but now everyone will know the secret recipe!!

  • Negatron

    Doesn’t anyone else find it funny, that the data storage device is held by one Maximus VERBATIM ?!

  • IMNC

    But solid state does not require any movement, only interface. There would be no reason for a hole in it at all.

  • Negatron

    Hence, “combination of the two”. Also, you seem to be overlooking the power of tradition, “having a retro feel” and most of all… artistic license =)

  • Negatron

    …I know! The square part sits still in the drive, only the darker, middle part rotates =)

  • Crestlinger

    Panel 4 president = Dr. Wily. Not too much of a stretch.

  • Meanwhile in 2019, the popular choice for storage seems to be outsourcing it to the so-called “cloud” (which is just a fancy way of saying someone else has all your data).

Vote for Zap! First Time Here?
  • News

    • See you at Wizard World! - 2014-11-05
      Chris and I will be at Wizard World Tulsa this weekend (Novemeber 7-9!) at the Cox Business Center in Downtown Tulsa. Come see us if [...]
    • Volume 3! - 2014-07-22
      Hey! If you’ve been waiting to get Volume 3, wait no more! Vol 3 from Brainstorm Limited on Square Market
    • Original Art Sale! - 2014-07-06
      HEY! I want to sell a bunch of the original pages from the comic because there are a lot of them and I don’t want [...]
    • Read More