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  1. Hmm…Now why was I expecting to see a square with a bite out of the side? Probably they’d put the bite on the left instead of the right so they could say they were NOT copying Apple.

    1. What they should have is a square with a bite taken out of it AND a puddle below of puke that would naturally occur. Of course, Microsoft would describe it as a drop shadow signifying depth but we know better.

  2. Boring, but I think it is referencing their “metro” tiles. Which is something they are going to regret on pc’s if the reviews are accurate. Which I believe they are, by the way.

  3. Last one was a distorted flag. Now these squares. Both means Windows. But windows analogy is gone (see iOS), so makes no sense, maybe tiles… but still the same stupid colors as Google. Lame as usual.

  4. The new logo reminds me of Europe: hold on to past glories, reject the future. They have bet their entire future on office bothered is nothing in the logo that remotely evokes innovation, the future, seduction (Eve’s bite of the apple gave us sex, yea, Eve!) technology, connection, mobile, sexy curves, NOTHING, The lack of imagination in t logo states the obvious: we are of, by and for the mediocre. even the name of the company is has-been.

  5. Of course, Microsoft must have gone for this explanation – even though the link below refers to Google choosing those colors…

    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_explanation_for_the_Google_logo_colors

    “…the explanation might be that colors are assigned to letters according to whether their positions represent a prime number or don’t.
    Thus letters number 1, 2, 3 and 5 (all of them prime numbers) have a distinctive or “prime” color assigned: blue, red, yellow and green. Letters number 4 and 6 (not prime numbers) repeat colors -no longer “prime colors”- in the same order that such colors were assigned in the first time: blue and then red.
    If the sequence were to continue with new letters, the next letter, number 7, should have a new or “prime color” since 7 is prime; letters number 8, 9 and 10 should repeat colors in the preestablished order: yellow, green and the same as 7’s; letter number 11, also a prime number, should have another new color, and so forth.

    Both of the above answers are plausible. Most people think there are three primaries (the additive primaries are red, green and blue; the subtractive primaries are cyan, magenta and yellow; and the artists’ primaries are red, yellow and blue). However, there is no reason to pick out red, green, yellow and blue on this basis. However, there are four psychological primaries associated with the unique hues: red, yellow, green and blue. These psychological hues have far more visual/psychologal importance than the three primaries of any colour mixing system. The correct answer is therefore that the four colours have been chosen as the four psychological primaries.”

    I think copying the “Simon”tm makes more sense.

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