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    jamie

    hi guys (and gals)  long time no talk

    radio on page 3 after ..what ..6 months? ha  the thread that wont stop!

    How you all doing?

    Lots of familiar names - and some un familiar ones too

    Me? still in toronto. 1 year in our new house - still love it.

    Havent been following MS too much as of late..  i saw some screens of metro - interesting (if a bit BOXY)

    Is there a build of 8 thats half worth loading? Metro unlocked?  #__________  ?

    Still have the touchscreen running 64 - should handle it.

     

    ps - the new store in your home ads make me puke lol

     

    Smiley

     

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    jamie

    ps - when ever ms launches Metro - they should have more fun with it than just "a pc store in your livingroom" style ad - more like war of the worlds Wink

    - opening - graveyard at night

    - zoom into fresh mound of earth - rain - lightning

    - wooden windows flag logo - all old looking rises out of the dirt...

    - zoom out - all ground around it is shaking - rising

    - c9 guy sits up from graveyard

    - windows flag on chest (shining)

    - zoom out - countyside - many HUGE c9 guys with flag logos - dusk

    - lights shine from them - turn dark into daylight

    - shot of apple tree - zapped /turns to Rib Eye Steak tree

    - newspaper blows by: headline "gates says tablet the future - 2001 (or whatever)

    - zoom out shot - shows c9 guys with lights turning darkness and graveyards into day / parks/gardens  - moving across the country side

     

    TAGLINE:

    METRO: The OS youve been waiting for.

    BRAND:

    MIcrosoft
    Awaken the GIANT in you.

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    jamie

    * boy.. who's ever decision it was back - 2 years ago? to remove thread VIEWS # from this site

    Did traffic go up? Did interaction increase?

    Refreshing the homepage is like watching a turtle sleep

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    KDawg

    ,jamie wrote

    *snip

    - zoom out shot - shows c9 guys with lights turning darkness and graveyards into day / parks/gardens  - moving across the country side

     

    TAGLINE:

    METRO: The OS youve been waiting for.

    BRAND:

    MIcrosoft
    Awaken the GIANT in you.

    I actually like it.  Maybe not the steak part, but for the most part, I like it.

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    jamie

    haha ya sorry about the steaks - was thinking opposite of urban vegan Wink

    it sort of did two things (for me)

    1 was acknowledge the come from behind position in a self depreciating way - ie; rising from grave - fun sci fi theme - spreading "light"

    2 would be:  hey you were first - tablets are ms - so its only natural youve been waiting for the best one (newspaper / gates / past)

    3 would be - the old saying "awaken a sleeping giant... which is what iOS did (iphone/ipad) to MS

    so...we USE it...but dont apply it to the redundant/expected target - we apply it to the consumer

     

    "awaken the giant in YOU"   like - we just woke up with all this power...want some?

     

    Smiley

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    MasterPi

    Hi Jamie. Smiley

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    jamie

    hi masterpie! Wink

     

    PS - did you here they fired the Yahoo CEO by phone?  Amazing isnt it.

     

    (you do have PHONES there at ms dont you?) lol

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    jamie

    ..and i digress...

     

    so - Metro... Boxy....  hmmm. what do i mean by that.

     

    Well for one - it looks boxy.  It is basically boxes (tiles) all over the screen.

    Have you seen the new Apple campus spacehip? completely round with 100ft glass.  Also - if you havent seen the video of steve jobs himself - talking to the committee of cupertino - youtube it (or soapbox it - oh ya)

    Back to the square tiles.

     

    I "get" that rather than an icon you click - to see info - that a "tile" shows the most important part of that info - already = why click.

     

    So all that is good. (info in your face).  but still - it is BOXY haha

    is there no way to have done this so it doesnt look like an excel spreadsheet?

    Rotating wheels of tiles?  Circular tiles?

    how about just please everyone and offer the following:

    -Please choose info UI delivery:

    Squares
    Circles (Less Efficient!)
    MetroSphere 3D ( no god dont choose it!) 

    Wink

     

    *edit - Metro - the Volvo of Touch

    ...

     

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    MasterPi

    Metro isn't really about boxed styled designs as it is about simplicity. The whole point is that it's for people who are sort of on the go. Live tiles to give you instant info, large fonts so you don't squint, etc. Also, a circle is really just a square (box) clipped on all four corners..I'd imagine that would just kill space that could otherwise be used to show information (the title, for example).

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    jamie

    ya but im all for saving space! Wink

    i ...just...hate...squares....

     

    edit: why cant the whole UI be a sphere  - you spin

     

    ..or something... is boxes the only answer?

    (i agree it is efficient and logical to only use a box)

    i see it as easy / lame/ cop out / flinstones "square" - ballmer ridden - un-imaginative...shall i go on?

    MS the greatest software co in the world answer to all computing is - boxes.

     

    sorry... i dont BUY it

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    MasterPi

    It might make more sense when phones and lcd monitors are circular as well.

    (Then, you can fit them into a pot hole with less effort. Tongue Out )

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    MasterPi

    ,jamie wrote

     

    edit: why cant the whole UI be a sphere  - you spin

     

     

    They're saving that for holographic technology.

    You know, a sphere with boxy tiles surrounding it. Devil

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    jamie

    id buy it!!!

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    MasterPi

    ,jamie wrote

    id buy it!!!

    You're weird.

    (in a good way Smiley )

     

    In case you're wondering, I have a WP7 and I think I'd find it distracting if everything were circles. It's hard to detect size differences with circles...I think I would not be able to focus on anything. Squares are better for repeated differences. Even though it's more boring to glance at boxes, since they're all mostly the same shape, the deviation from sameness stands out more. I guess you don't argue it's efficiency, but I'd take efficiency over coolness in this scenario as I use the phone every day between class.

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    jamie

    ring....   ring.... ring....   ARRRGGG hello

     

    - * yes hello - this is the Donald - Your Fired!

    *click*

    *phones...you talk into them...

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    Charles

    Welcome home, Jamie.Smiley
    C

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    jamie

    ps- did you know you can speed up browsing by disabling add-ons?

    rinse and repeat - FOREVER

     

    *who ever is running MS of late might as well be soromon

     

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    jamie

    @Charles:

    c9 is back on fav bar - i mean links bar - whatever bar... so we'll see what happens Smiley

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