You Got Served (an Anachronism)

August 28th, 2009 by Benj Edwards

Longtime VC&G reader Mike Melanson recently sent me this image of Halle Berry Jennifer Freeman from You Got Served, a “2004 urban dance flick” (Mike’s words — I’ve never seen it).

You Got Served Computer Anachronism - iMac

I ask you now, vintage sleuthhounds: what’s wrong with this picture?

13 Responses to “You Got Served (an Anachronism)”

  1. Adam Vandeberg Says:

    Nice floppy.

  2. RC Says:

    Is it, that Halle Berry wasn’t in You Got Served?

  3. Benj Edwards Says:

    Yeah, that was a trick question. Like I said, I haven’t seen the movie. 🙂

  4. Mr. Bad Guy Says:

    Sorry there is no way you can plug a UniDisk drive into an iMac. And even if you did, what’s the point? A 5.25″ drive for a Mac? WTF? Haha

  5. Mr. Bad Guy Says:

    Oh yeah, and that looks like an ADB mouse too. That’s not going to fly either.

  6. Benj Edwards Says:

    Maybe there’s an Apple II sitting just off-frame to the right?

  7. Craig A. Betts Says:

    Well, there were ADB-to-USB adapters, so the mouse could be valid (the Apple Bus mouse was better than the stupid hockey puck that came with the iMac). I don’t recall adapters for the 5.25″ floppy though.

  8. Zoyous Says:

    Is Woz moonlighting as a set designer?

  9. Jurgi Says:

    Oh, it’s too simple. 🙂

  10. t3hfr3ak Says:

    … This is why hollywood needs to hire us computer junkies as consultants when including anything electronic… its always hollywood…

  11. Multimedia Mike Says:

    For the South Park fans, “You Got Served” is the movie directly parodied in the episode You Got F’d in the A”.

  12. demie Says:

    they all look the same

  13. Ralph Hyre Says:

    As people have noted, 5 1/4 floppies drives didn’t make it past the “Apple //e card” for the Macintosh LC – which was still a Motorola 680X0-based Mac.

    Basically, Apple has had three ‘eras’:
    1) 6-color (1978-1994)
    (Apple ][, //, ///, //gs, and early Macintosh

    2) one-color (1994-2007)
    PowerPC macs, the return of Jobs, and the end of Clones)
    The 6-color logo is phased out, causing people to look at you funny when you say “I bleed six colors”

    3) The “computer. What’s that?” phase (2007-present)
    The iPod and iPhone foist DRM and control of Applications on users.
    Started when Apple removed the word “computer” from their legal name.

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