Sunday, June 14, 2009

Google Chrome: Mixing Metaphors?

Google is starting a contest: "Film yourself building the Google Chrome icon in a creative way..."

I like the color of shiny, metallic chrome but I don't see chrome anywhere. Where's the chrome? Cars have chrome, motorcycles have chrome - the Google Chrome icon doesn't.

The Google Chrome icon (red, yellow, blue, green) looks a lot like many toys and is almost identical to other product icons.

Here is my favorite icon that I consider fun and creative:

Here is my original SETI research.

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