An algorithm has usurped the traditional role of a designer to generate millions of unique packaging designs for Nutella.
Emphasis mine. It’s goofy because nothing usurped anything. A designer created an algorithm to create variations. It’s just a different kind of design.
This is good news for consumer and privacy advocates, and bad news for Google and Facebook. The odds of either of these companies fully supporting Do Not Track are laughable, of course. This is how they make their money.
You can play with the dog all you like; just don’t grab its milkbone unless you want a fight.
John Gruber and Jim Coudal’s SXSW 2010 panel sounds like something I’m going to be sad I missed. Hell of a name.
Adbrite, the company most known for providing spam pages with endless supplies of 7 Minute Diet and GET RICH NOW banner ads, has apparently decided that those big, bad, grownup words like “shizz” are bad for business. To be honest, it has gotten to be a hassle to deny the 100s of “Weight-loss Secrets of Horny Moms” and “Meet Sexy Singles in the Area We Guess You Live in Based on Our Shoddy IP Geolocation” ads that are the site’s bailiwick, anyway.
Here is the exact message I got from Adbrite, vis-a-vis my ad submission for FRMT.me:
The landing page contains slang terms for profanity, which we can’t allow in AdBrite. Please remove the word Shizz and resubmit the ad.
Needless to say, I won’t be doing that.