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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Similarities - Kimilarities

Eventually through the forces of capitalism every logo will be a swirly oval thingy and every corporate website will have energetic or attractive people who personify the desired characteristics of the product. They will probably be blue and maybe have a touch of pink or orange (depends if it is an even or odd year)

This drive towards homogeneity and mediocrity is an unstoppable force fueled by the principle of "that looks good, give me what she is having". As usual, Intel is leading the pack by borrowing some tricks...
Check them out. Compare this one:

and this one:

Thank you Eric Kim! I feel so ALIVE!

(and thanks to anonymous poster for pointing it out)


At May 11, 2006 10:08 AM, Blogger sactoheath said...

were we supposed to see similarities between the two? :-)

but...they don't have those three boxes that we have on the it a COMPLETELY different site.

YAY stylesheets.

At May 11, 2006 11:01 AM, Blogger PentrinoVI said...

Sorry, you are correct it is completely different.

Yeah, Intel's pictures have people not product too. How could I be so confused...?

At May 12, 2006 10:00 PM, Blogger Josh Bancroft said...

But, those people they're showing in the photos are 100% Intel employees, right? They wouldn't use models, would they? ;-)

At May 18, 2006 6:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember what Paul said a few times, that Dell was doing the equivalent of going to a car dealership and looking around? Yeah, me too.


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