Old 10-06-2008, 15:34   #21 (permalink)
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Heh, I like how they mention that it works with "Exchange" but seem to avoid making mention of who makes Exchange. I don't mind the MobileMe identity. It seems to fit with the product.

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new 'simple' customers
Unlike Apple's current flock of complex, highly educated, individualistic, and independent spirits. I'm sure you didn't mean that to be so arrogant.

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Old 10-06-2008, 15:48   #22 (permalink)
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Thats weird as I was at a talk that Spiekermann did last year where he said he hated Microsoft and would never worked for them as they ripped off the designs of his mate Adrian Frutiger (for vista) who was very ill.

http://ilovetypography.com/2008/04/0...k-spiekermann/

getting paid 1.2m

H probably looks upon it as some sort of challenge. Microsoft needs all the help they can get they are well fucked on the design front
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Old 10-06-2008, 15:53   #23 (permalink)
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When asked whether he was surprised by the honour, Sir Erik replied,

“No, not at all; it’s about bloody time.”
Hahaha. Either sarcasm doesn't translate well in type or he's an arrogant twat.
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Old 10-06-2008, 15:54   #24 (permalink)
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hopefully the first thing he'll sort out is windows "clear type"
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Old 10-06-2008, 15:55   #25 (permalink)
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Yeah. It could use a refresh. Not up to par with OSX anti-aliasing.
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Old 10-06-2008, 15:56   #26 (permalink)
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Hahaha. Either sarcasm doesn't translate well in type or he's an arrogant twat.

He has been practising typography for well over 40 years.
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Old 10-06-2008, 15:57   #27 (permalink)
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Old 10-06-2008, 16:06   #28 (permalink)
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Which is unfortunate. Reason #187. The list keeps getting longer.

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He has been practising typography for well over 40 years.
Oh, well then I guess he's not an arrogant twat, afterall.
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Old 10-06-2008, 16:08   #29 (permalink)
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Unlike Apple's current flock of complex, highly educated, individualistic, and independent spirits. I'm sure you didn't mean that to be so arrogant

Sorry it came across like that, I meant people who'd buy into the Apple brand/MobileMe because its easier to use/install, as opposed to people who may be looking for the next best thing/most techno-babbled product, etc.

(MobileMe uses Clouds, a hand-written font, blue, etc, which points towards an ease-of-use/consumer-friendly service and an alternative/simple solution to setting everything up yourself using a variety of services, etc.)
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Old 10-06-2008, 16:18   #30 (permalink)
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I know what you meant, I'm just messing around.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:18   #31 (permalink)
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could it be the break-up of apples business?

the me brand floating off with the mobile/music/tv

leaving apple to stick to computers/software.

could be a very good thing... if mr jobby stays on the good side.

doubt it

apple computer changed their name to just "apple" a few years ago.
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Arise Sir Erik Spiekermann | i love typography, the typography blog

getting paid 1.2m

H probably looks upon it as some sort of challenge. Microsoft needs all the help they can get they are well fucked on the design front


Uhmmmm..... is that fact? Because it was posted on April Fool's...

Additionally, I can't seem to find any kind of press release or anything that would legitimize it, and the only ones that seem to have carried that story are content scrapers...
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:03   #33 (permalink)
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Arise Sir Erik Spiekermann | i love typography, the typography blog

getting paid 1.2m

H probably looks upon it as some sort of challenge. Microsoft needs all the help they can get they are well fucked on the design front

you nutter...
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:16   #34 (permalink)
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you nutter...

errrr ok?

just read the comments underneath the article, seems it was a trick afterall.

my bad didn't read it properly. call me gullible.

shame though would have like to have seen the fruits of that allegiance
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