VSL:WEB // The bright side of losing files

Take a break from your next hard-drive dump, and send the year’s most annoying documents to the Unloader. This nifty app destroys them in the most delightful ways.

Designed for Nokia by the Farfar ad agency in Stockholm, the program feeds your files into contraptions that Rube Goldberg himself would have admired. (We like “Ring of Fire” — which douses docs in gasoline and shoots them through a flaming hoop — the best.) The pleasures are virtual, but there are real-world effects: For every 100 documents destroyed, Nokia will plant one tree in Brazil. We’re good for a forest or two — are you?

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