Relive The 1980s And Watch This Dot Matrix Printer Play ‘Eye Of The Tiger’

When I hear a dot matrix printer buzzing away, I think of my grade school’s lab full of early-80s vintage Apple IIe computers. With that in mind, what can be more 1980s than a dot-matrix printer playing Survivor’s 1982 hit Eye of the Tiger?

That’s what I thought.

Vimeo user MIDIDesaster took a MIDI file of the 1980s anthem, tweaked it some to make it dot-matrix-printer-friendly, and fed it to the printer to get this masterpiece. The video is actually a year old, but it’s inexplicably gotten a bunch of attention—and comments in the last few days. Behold, the mysteries of the Internet.

“Eye of the tiger” on dot matrix printer from MIDIDesaster on Vimeo.

(via Gawker)

Nick spends way too much time in front of a computer, so he figures he may as well write about it. He's previously written for IDG's PCWorld and TechHive.