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Vanilla Dry Ice:
Well, it's obvious this is enough to take away attention from Samsung's Phone Ordnance Division.
9:00 pm — Thursday, 6 October 2016
To Be Fair:
> text rendered in a PNG like a web page in 1996.

I don't think many people were using PNG in 1996, as the very first version of PNG was not released until October 1996.
11:23 pm — Thursday, 6 October 2016
jimothy:
Cut them some slack on the "O". Why do you think they need to hire some marketing newbs?
12:39 am — Friday, 7 October 2016
anonymous:
> The text of the web page reads like ad agency hot air. It’s bullshit.

Spoken like someone who has never read a job listing in their lives.
2:28 am — Friday, 7 October 2016
To Be Fair:
>Spoken like someone who has never read a job listing in their lives.

But this wasn't a "job listing" - it was a root-level page on apple.com.
4:04 am — Friday, 7 October 2016
watchmen:


Apple Watches fall apart when you pull them off their chargers, because the glue holding the sensor array can be dissolved by sunscreen and sweat and the magnet pulls it away, but this webpage is so much more important.

Sure, Gruber's all over the important issues.
8:44 am — Friday, 7 October 2016
TechGirl:
Some others make web pages with white text on greyish background without any consideration for readability like in the Geocities days.
10:11 am — Friday, 7 October 2016
anonymous:
@TechGirl

Verdana like it's 1996

that'd be appropriate indeed
12:18 pm — Friday, 7 October 2016
ass:
Is anyone questioning whether Apple was hacked? Or just assuming some dumbass marketing intern did this?
6:36 pm — Friday, 7 October 2016
enough already:
some dumbass in marketing, but probably not an intern. you have a lot of respect for fully-employed marketers that I don't share.

Apple is just really good at saying “no, do better” to 99% of the shit their own marketers come up with.
5:29 pm — Wednesday, 12 October 2016
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