Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 22nd Jul 2012 17:05 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Mike Elgan at Cult of Mac: "It must surely be a sign of the impending apocalypse that Microsoft's operating systems have 'more taste' than Apple's. I'm referring, of course, to Apple's inexplicable use of skeuomorphic design in iOS and OS X apps, and contrasting that with Microsoft's stark avoidance of such cheesy gimmickry in the Windows 8 and Windows Phone user interfaces. A skeuomorphic design in software is one that 'decorates' the interface with fake reality - say, analog knobs or torn paper. The problem is worse than it sounds." Won't come as a surprise to anyone that I wholeheartedly agree with this one. iOS and Mac OS X are ruined by an incredibly high Microsoft BOB factor. I have no idea how - or if - Apple will address this, or if the current downward spiral is going to continue.
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RE: Virtual Steampunk.
by M.Onty on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 12:52 UTC in reply to "Virtual Steampunk."
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Gutenberg didn't come up with something that looked like script handwriting when he came up with printing.

Looking like formal script is exactly what the Gothic typeface Gutenberg used for his Bible was designed for, so he did. We just don't write longhand like that any more because its monsterously elaborate.

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