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These HUVr Boards seem to be causing a lot of buzz. I was curious about who was behind HUVr Tech (huvrtech.com) and the videos, so I did some digging...
It turns out that the video was likely made by Funny or Die. The agency that created the site kind of gave it away when they let their development server URLs leak in the sharing widgets. Twitter and Google+ are littered with links pointing to https://clients.springstudio.com/fod/huvr/ (notice "fod" in the URL) and Spring Studio have definitely done work for Funny or Die before.
This is confirmed by the CNET article (http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57619897-76/this-back-to-the-future-hover-board-will-blow-your-mind/) which cites the assistant wardrobe costume designer’s portfolio:
FUNNY OR DIE
Commercial: Back to the Future HUVR BOARDS
Talent: TONY HAWK, MOBY, TERREL OWENS, SCHOOLBOY Q, CHRISTOPHER LLOYD, etc.
Key Wardrobe: Lydia Bauer
Assistant Wardrobe: Lauren Biedenharn
The entry has since been removed but you can still see it in Google’s cache:
So, the only question now is why would Funny or Die go to all this trouble to launch this viral campaign?
YOU KNOW..They Already..have that Tech..for how long?
WHO KNOWS.. I'll be Keeping my EYE..On this..
I dont find the JOKE..In It..!!
When SDL acquired Transparent Language on 13 February 2001 – coincidentally, almost exactly 13 years ago! – it inherited the FreeTranslation.com and PlusTranslation websites, which were mostly written in ColdFusion, with a bit of Java, Perl, C++ and ASP thrown in to the mix. After several months keeping PlusTranslation on life support, I chose to undertake a complete redesign and rewrite of the site in ASP and SQL Server.
Click2Translate launched six months later in November 2002 and I worked on it for the next five years. I believe the site that was deprecated yesterday was largely untouched since I stopped working on it in 2007.
Internet Archive Wayback Machine to the rescue…
Prior to the official launch in October 2002:
Basically how I left it in September 2007, still looking the same in April 2009:
It should read: SHIELD EYES FROM LIGHT
Mine says: SHEILD EYES FROM LIGHT
If you get in touch with LEGO, they’ll send you a replacement:
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