Looking Out from the Inside

Saturday, January 14

Metal Was So Last Year

The Fireball has a funny little bit on the slow, torturous demise of the Brushed Metal Interface. John Gruber is a flipping genius and I am constantly in awe of his occasional UI anthropomorphication. A quote if you're too lazy to make the jump:

A bedraggled figure stands at the front door of a nice house. It is Brushed Metal. He wipes his mouth, brushes various crumbs and bits of detritus from his chest and sleeves. He’s been out all night. He knocks on the door. A few seconds later, he knocks again.
The door opens, revealing Safari, looking comfortable in a robe and holding a mug of coffee. This is his home. He seems slightly surprised to see Brushed Metal, but he’s cheerful.

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