Bug Me Not

GraphicsBugsBlueLogoJessica Helfand at Design Observer recently took a look at those pesky graphic atrocities known as “station identification bugs.” The article offers few solutions, but the piece (along with its reader comments) makes for an interesting read. One point the article doesn’t address is that if the true purpose of these bugs is to identify a network — then why do the channels insist on making the bugs as obtrusive as possible — with animation, sound and all manner of bells and whistles? My hunch is that it’s a ploy by cable channels: make the shows so unwatchable on cable that you’re forced to go out and buy the DVDs of the same show. – cPaul

Posted Mon Aug 1st, 2005

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Father: "He never amounted to anything". Mother: "Who the hell does he think he is"? Former Teacher: "Smart as a bag of hammers". Former Boss: "Condescending". Brother: "Mom loves me more".
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