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Critiquing the Google Aesthetic

Date: 30-May-2008/12:19+3:00

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Characters: first man, second man, me

I had a dream discussion with people who were challenging the Google aesthetic.
first man: "Their cafeterias are a metaphor for the problem, all bright and institutional. Like kindergarten."
second man: "if Google had its way, they would turn the whole universe into a plastic and color-coded world, missing the subtlety of artistic sensibility."
What they were talking about was comparing this:
...and suggesting the latter is a better trend.
me: "I think color-coding is an important concept for organizing information. Plus, I've often felt like we're living inside of a computer, and being careless with the use of color for decorative purposes doesn't work out well."
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