Archive | February 2012

Windows. Literally.

“Your name is Windows. Why are you a flag?”

Great question. The thought that drives this re-design of the Windows logo to bring it’s back to its name and roots.

Behold: Windows – literally.

As a loyal consumer to PCs and Microsoft, I must say, I’m dissapointed.

Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication. Minimalist designs follow this value, and many brands have adapted to it as well.

However, there’s a difference between sophisticated and boring, and Windows 8, is plain boring.

Awesome minimalist logos here:

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Boring Windows 8 logo here:

See the problem?

Perhaps the panels by themselves isn’t so horrifying, but coupled with Windows 8 of the same color, there’s nothing special.

An article from BetaNews stated:

There’s something poetic about Microsoft changing Windows’ logo during the centennial anniversary of Titanic’s sinking.

David Van Brunt commented on a Forbes post regarding the new Windows 8 logo stating:

I think it’s very appropriate to have 4 Blue Screens of Death coming right toward you. Pretty much captures my Windows experience, anyway.

I feel like it makes Windows look like a window installation company. Maybe I’m just literally taking this window thing too far.

But really, this new logo is basically saying  we are windows, and we are square. Or trapezoid, to be exact.

Let us not forget the lessons of:

oops, I meant:

Ok, so maybe it’s not as horrifying, but I’m still baffled by how a company so rich in both human and economic assets can come up with…that. Simply uninspiring.

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Hiatus Over

Long time no post.

So where have I been?

Well currently, I’m sitting in my Internet Marketing class. #M405

We’re having a  #WordPressWorkshop (#sorryforhashtagging) & since the moral of the story is that content is king, I sure have a lot of content to catch up to.

So look out world, more awesome posts will come soon!

In the mean time, feel free to peruse through my literature blog for some good reads.