“Apple’s increasing visibility on the PC desktop, and in national politics and global culture, has resulted in the Mac’s multicolored ‘beach ball’ wait cursor becoming more recognizable to a general audience than the icons used by Windows,” Daniel Eran Dilger writes for AppleInsider.
“The latest cover by Businessweek for its November 3 edition metaphorically portrays U.S. President Obama as ‘crashed,’ and in need of a reboot, depicting him as a partially loaded image with the wait beach ball cursor from OS X,” Dilger writes. “Notably, the national news magazine didn’t use either the historical hourglass icon from Windows xp and earlier versions, nor the animated blue circle Microsoft began using with Windows Vista. An entire generation might not recognize the meaning of either one.”
Dilger writes, “Despite maintaining a greater overall share of the PC installed base, Windows doesn’t have the same cachet as Apple’s Macs, which are now used so broadly that the coy image Businessweek used didn’t need to provide further context.”
Much more in the full article here.
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