Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Feb 2012 22:42 UTC
Windows Microsoft has officially unveiled the new Windows logo, and unlike the several previous Windows logos it's no longer a flag, but actually a window. Which is weird, since Metro doesn't have windows. Love this bit: "It does not try to emulate faux-industrial design characteristics such as materiality (glass, wood, plastic, etc.)." A well-deserved jab at Apple's inexplicable obsession with skeuomorphic My First Operating System-esque interfaces.
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Comment by LighthouseJ
by LighthouseJ on Sat 18th Feb 2012 02:18 UTC
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I can't stop seeing a flashing black square where the white lines meet. I think Microsoft meant for that to be an optical illusion like this:

I for one am glad they don't feel the need to make it perfect aka unapproachable by critics. I'm sure Microsoft had ten times the amount of internal folks saying the same critical things said here, but they didn't feel the need to capitulate.

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