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2004-03-03 23:36:02.358354+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

In the comments to Scoble's entry about Microsoft getting blowback about dropping the "Windows Classic" design from Longhorn, someone mentioned that the Teletubbies[Wiki] look has a name: "blobject". Apparently popularized by Bruce Sterling, who credits "blobject" to Karim Rashid. Karim Rashid is a designer of dubious talent, but the Amazon reviews of his book have given my my new favorite word for describing the "design over function" school of jelly-bean shapes: "Nurbsturbation" (from one "ti-mo", London, UK).

But the whole Teletubbies[Wiki] look in Windows XP made me realize that we need to get the old look back as the default: It'll stop all of those marketing guys who keep screaming "again, again!".

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