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Just saw the new OneDrive icon appear in my start menu. Who the frick is designing (and approving) such dumb and ugly crapola? Back in Win3.1 days designers took GREAT PAINS to make the smallest possible block of pixels represent some physical abstraction that linked itself to the idea of what the program did. Even full-size, this doesn't look like 'storage' in any way, and I had to look at the full-sized version to recognize it was supposed to represent a 'cloud' (which it really doesn't).
I don't want my desktop to be rained on!!!
(Don't know why it took 5 months to reach my start menu, if it was really released April 26.)
After racking my brain, the only thing I can come up with is Mr. Creosote as a baby, in the only steel baby buggy design capable of supporting him, after being pushed under painters who dropped their blue cans after stating, "That's an ugly baby!"
So I can work for MS and get paid for whatever I want, because I've kinda abstractly performed the duties specified, no matter how little the end result represents the contract! Yoohoo!!! Didn't think of that before! Bring it on!
That's not at all what I said... I said abstract icons!
So yeah, you can design abstract icons and get paid a decent wage (not whatever you want, no one said that), which is probably still lower than that of a developer
And maybe, just maybe, they have enough designers as it is
They're replaced pretty much every icon they ever had in the past few years.
So I was looking for some piano sheet music to play when I found a song from Laputa: Castle in the Sky[^], a classic anime movie from the great Miyazaki and Ghibli Studios.
Found the following discussion in the comments
Some user in 2017:
"In your Laputa title, you should combine it to be Laputa without a space... because that means something completely different in Spanish..."
Author in 2017:
"Hahahaha gotcha will fix it thanks for the heads up"
Author in 2019:
"finally got around to fix it 2 years later lol"
You know the meaning of "Kodak"? Probably not, because when Eastman Co. were searching for a product name, they checked all the officially recognized languages of the world to make sure that this completely made up word would not have any offensive or negative meaning in any of the languages.
In the 100+ years since, many other companies have followed in Kodak's footsteps. Some have not. I have been told that when CCC entered the Chinese market, they wanted a name for the drink that would be pronounced as close to "Coca Cola" as possible, no matter its meaning. So when you ask for a coke in China, you ask for a four-eyed toad ...
I don't know a single word of Chinese, so I am not able to confirm the truth of this story. If any Chinese speaking person in this forum would care to either confirm or refute it, I'd be happy.