OT: Using Windows Flag Logo
geradamas at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 31 04:27:11 EDT 2008
Many years ago I visited a shop in France that sold what the Americans
call "Hard Liquor"; some of it was extremely hard insofar as it was fake.
What has always stayed with me (one wonders why) was a row of bottles of
whisky labelled 'Johnnie Walker", except that the L had been replaced
with an N, and the Johnnie Walker image had been subtly altered by
repositioning the chap's walking stick . . . (not one of Richmond's
funny stories, honest).
And what the "H" has this got to do with the Windows logo?
Well, when is a logo the Windows logo, and when is it something else?
I marketed a CD containing 63 Bulgarian Literary themes a couple of years
ago (still selling it), for would-be High School kids to help them prepare
for the exam in Bulgarian literature (as my father remarked "Only you
could have chosen such a small niche market"). It contained a RR
standalone for Windows. Now I had somehow to signal on the packet
what its system requirements were; which were:
Pentium 3, min. 600 MHz, Windows 98 or higher.
As Windows is almost ubiquitous here in Bulgaria I labelled
the product as follows:
PC, P3, 98+ i.e. No 'Microsoft', no 'Windows' and no 'Pentium'.
And, on my last visit to England I see that lots of software is
labelled "PC", which, while being highly inaccurate, seems to mean
that the software will run only on a Microsoft Windows OS.
sincerely, Richmond Mathewson
A Thorn in the flesh is better than a failed Systems Development Life Cycle.
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