Aardvark’d

I made a passing reference in a Vox comment (that I can no longer locate today unfortunately) to the fact that Aardvark’d should be made available for sale via Google Video. Today I checked and Aardvark’d is actually available for download for a mere $4 which is much more palatable to me than the full $20 DVD price was. So I downloaded the newly released Mac Google Video player, ordered the video, and started watching during my lunch hour.

For those not in the know here’s the blurb from the Aardvark’d web site:

Four interns are brought into Manhattan and given 12 weeks to design, develop, debug and ship a program that will change the way computer geeks around the world fix their friends’ computers. Boondoggle Films presents a journey through the world of software development from the perspective of a unique upstart, four quirky interns, and the world of The Geek.

My Capsule Review

I loved Aardvark’d. The four interns were my kind of guys. Albeit, 10 years younger, smarter and far better programmers than I will ever be. One classic scene revolved around them speculating on whether or not they could safely jump across the gap between their office and the ledge of a neighboring building in the event of a fire (and then breaking out some whiteboard physics to come up with a definitive answer). Lots of other humorous computer geek moments, minor drama, and plenty of inside looks at the process of rapidly developing and shipping a new software application. Overall a fun documentary with a nifty soundtrack that is well worth it’s price on Google Video.

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