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Posted at 4:56pm on 08 Oct 2008

Design Behind Bars

Japanese product packaging designers have come up with an innovative way to work around the design restrictions imposed by barcodes.

PDC 2008

Posted at 3:13pm on 08 Oct 2008

I think it's meant to be ironic...

The Microsoft developer conference 2008 promotional video

One can only assume that as a young nerd, Bill (or whoever approved this monstrosity) learned to ward off the school bullies by pre-emptively making fun of himself in the hope that it would leave the others with no ammunition left to mock him.

Unfortunately when applied to a multi-national, trillion dollar software company, this approach doesn’t work. Even if you intentionally make yourself look ridiculous, everybody still thinks you’re ridiculous.