Company Logos and their Meanings

Ever wondered what company logos mean and whats the significance behind them? Wonder no more!

You might think the arrow does nothing here. But it says that amazon.com has everything from a to z and it also represents the smile brought to
the customer’s face. Wow, that is quite deep.
Eighty-20 is a small consulting company which does sophisticated financial modeling, as well as some solid database work. All their work is highly quantitative and relies on some serious computational power, and the logo is meant to convey it.
People first guess that 20% of the squares are darkened, but that turns out to be false after counting them. The trick is to view the dark squares as 1′s and the light squares as 0′s. Then the top line reads 1010000 and the bottom line reads 0010100, which represent 80 and 20 in binary.
Kinda like the surreal green screen of The Matrix, they want us to read stuff in binary
Am not sure how many of you have noticed a hidden symbol in the Federal Express logo.
Yeah, I am talking about the ‘arrow’ that you can see between the E and the x in this logo. The arrow was introduced to underscore speed and precision, which are part of the positioning of the company.
Paul Rand (who designed the iconic IBM logo in 1972) designed this ‘eye bee M’ logo in 1981. I like that they are quite relaxed about the logo, unlike certain other companies who do not like the logo to be tampered with in any way even for internal promotions
The SUN Microsystems logo is a wonderful example of symmetry and order. It was a brilliant observation that the letters u and n while arranged adjacent to each other look a lot like the letter S in a perpendicular direction. Spectacular.
The above are two magazines from the Readers Digest stable. Again, the attempt to communicate what it is about quite figuratively through the logo catches my attention.
This was a logo created for a puzzle game called Cluenatic. This game involves unravelling four clues. The logo has the letters C, L, U and E arranged as a maze. and from a distance, the logo looks like a key
This logo is too good. For the name Eight, they have used a font in which each letter is a minor adaptation of the number 8.
Published in: on February 1, 2008 at 2:17 pm  Comments (5)  

10 Stupid Questions with Answers

1. At the movies: When you meet acquaintances/friends…
Stupid Question:-
Hey, what are you doing here?
Answer:-
Dont u know, I sell tickets in black over here..

2. In the bus: A heavy lady wearing pointed high-heeled shoes steps on your feet…
Stupid Question:-
Sorry, did that hurt?
Answer:-
No, not at all, I’m on local anesthesia…..why don’t you try again. (more…)

Published in: on September 28, 2007 at 1:07 pm  Comments (2)  

Why Newton went crazy

Once Newton came to India and watched a few Indian movies.

Here are a few scenes from the movies he watches

1) Hero has a Brain Tumor which, according to the doctors can’t be cured and his death is imminent. In one of the fights, our great Hero is shot in the head. To everybody’s surprise, the bullet passes through his ears taking away the tumor along with it and he is cured!
Long Live Hero!  (more…)

Published in: on August 24, 2007 at 9:53 am  Comments (2)  

How to drive a car

One hand on steering wheel, one hand out of window. – Sydney

One hand on steering wheel, one hand on horn – Japan

One hand on steering wheel, one hand on newspaper, foot solidly on accelerator… – Boston

Both hands on steering wheel, eyes shut, both feet on brake, quivering in terror – New York

Both hands in air, gesturing, both feet on accelerator, head turned to talk to someone in back seat – Italy

One hand on horn, one hand on holding gear, one ear listening to loud music, one ear on cell phone, one foot on accelerator, one foot on clutch, nothing on break, eyes on females in next car, – Welcome to INDIA!

Published in: on August 24, 2007 at 8:30 am  Leave a Comment  

Track Your Expenses

Expense tracking is important because it helps you understand where all your money goes and will keep you on track with all your bills.

you can find one such expense tracker here. http://www.planabudget.com/budget_download.htm

All you have to do is enter your bills in this excel sheet and at the end of the month you will be able to see how much you spent on unnecessary things. By understanding your expenses, you will have a better understanding of how much you need to save and where to lower the expenses.

Published in: on June 30, 2007 at 9:15 am  Comments (1)  

Amazing Microsoft Surface computing

Use your restaurant table to give order. Put your credit card in the table for payment. Once you are in business meeting and both of you are carrying blue-tooth enabled mobile phones can share your business data. All in your good old normal table with abnormal activities.  I wonder how people are getting all these ideas. Watch this for more information on surface computing.
http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/05/29/microsoft-announces-surface-computer/

Published in: on June 29, 2007 at 11:54 am  Leave a Comment  

New 2 Rupee coin of India bears Christian cross

Here is the article by v sundaram

http://www.newstodaynet.com/2007sud/mar07/210307.htm

The press release from the Reserve Bank of India about the new Rs. 2 coin (image on the top left) is rather benign. Describing one side of the new Ferritic Stainless Steel coin, the press note says

“The reverse face of the coin shows stylised representation of “Unity in Diversity” a defining characteristic of our country. The symbol shall be seen as four heads sharing a common body. It shall be thought of as people from all four parts of the country coming together under one banner and identifying with one nation. [Press Release]

Published in: on June 29, 2007 at 11:16 am  Comments (4)  

Google’s April Fools day Practical jokes

You might have already noticed some of these new products on Google homepage

1) Google Tisp a free broadband internet service.

http://www.google.com/tisp/install.html 

 “Google TiSP (BETA) is a fully functional, end-to-end system that provides in-home wireless access by connecting your commode-based TiSP wireless router to one of thousands of TiSP Access Nodes via fiber-optic cable strung through your local municipal sewage lines.”

The FAQ section had some funny questions like this

Can I still use my toilet after installing TiSP?
Do we look stupid? Needless to say, the fiber optic cable that enables TiSP will not interfere with your toilet’s regular operations. For your own convenience, however, you may eventually wish to hire a professional contractor to help route the cable under, or through, the toilet seat to your TiSP wireless router.

2) Google Paper allows users to purchase “paper” documents of their emails.

http://mail.google.com/mail/help/paper/more.html

some more funny google products here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google’s_hoaxes

Published in: on April 1, 2007 at 8:56 am  Comments (2)  

Easter Eggs

1) MS word
Open Microsoft Word and type following
=rand (200,99)
and then HIT ENTER

2) Notepad
Load Notepad in Windows (in my case XP Pro)
Type “bush hid the facts” or “this app can break” or “this api can break” or “this cat can split” or “jane can not dance” or “xxxx xxx xxx xxxxx” (all in lowercase, no quotes)
Save this file under a name of your choice
Re-open the file (more…)

Published in: on March 26, 2007 at 2:56 pm  Comments (2)  

Create your own Digg-like site with Pligg beta 8!

Pligg, the widely used open source “Digg-like” CMS, released its long anticipated Beta 8 today. Pligg’s dynamic structure allows users to quickly and effortlessly install and customize their sites. Pligg acts as a framework for many successful sites such as VH1′s Best Week Ever and VideoSift. The community currently consists of over 2,151 members.

read more | digg story

Published in: on March 23, 2007 at 9:01 am  Comments (32)  
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