March 2006

Bush lies, New Orleans dies

by Michael Alderete on 3/3/2006 · 2 comments

I can’t say that I’m surprised that Bush lied to America about the disaster in New Orleans caused by Hurricane Katrina. I’m only surprised that there’s proof:

Video Shows Bush Warned before Katrina Hit
The Associated Press, March 1 2006

No wonder the administration doesn’t want to play the blame game.

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Microsoft packaging parody video

by Michael Alderete on 3/1/2006

OK, lots of people are pointing to this “parody” video, Microsoft Redesigns the iPod Package, but since it involves the iPod, I thought I’d call a little more attention to it.

Microsoft Redesigns the iPod Package

It’s funny because it’s true, and because the music is perfect. But it’s also interesting because it perfectly illustrates the differences between the Apple and Microsoft design aesthetics — and I’m not talking about packaging. The iPod is so well done not because it’s had so many features added to it, but because it has had so many taken away. The saying “Less is more” is no less true for being cliché.

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