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When things look bad change your logo
Authored by: DannyB on Thursday, August 23 2012 @ 01:43 PM EDT
You must be talking about Microsoft's new logo.

Looking at that logo I see a possible legal issue. In the middle of those four boxes is clearly a plus "+" symbol. If Google were like Apple, their lawyers would be very interested in that. Also, one of those boxes is orange and an orange juice company that uses that same color in their logo.

As Steve Jobs said: Don't steal our technology* invent your own.

As Steve Jobs said: Great artists steal.
And . . . We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.

*technology = shapes, colors, or just anything else Apple doesn't like that is competitive

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Simon says...
Authored by: betajet on Thursday, August 23 2012 @ 02:15 PM EDT
I think Milton Bradley should sue over the logo's obvious suggestion of the early computer game Simon. IMO (IANAL) the trademark issue applies, in that both have a computer inside, whether its a 4-bit TMS 1000 or a 64-bit IA with so much software bloat that it performs like a TMS 1000.

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3D and detailed graphics aren't fancy anymore? [n/t]
Authored by: marcosdumay on Thursday, August 23 2012 @ 04:02 PM EDT
No thread.

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Its a CYA
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, August 23 2012 @ 04:53 PM EDT
When Windows 8 bombs as predicted, they can change back, and do like SCO...
"Oh, that.... that's a different M$, a rogue subsidiary who doesn't
represent our products. We're not responsible for them."

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