For the weekend: When having a tattoo of a logo fails

Image: Microsoft Netherlands

This picture was shared earlier on Facebook by Microsoft Netherlands and you kinda have to give it to the guy: he's got the Visual Studio shirt, the Windows 7 logo and the Microsoft logotype. It's pretty clear he's a Microsoft fan. Unfortunately for him not everyone loves those symbols as much as he does, and that includes Microsoft who have been trying hard to distance themselves from their past.

They've been trying so hard that actually none of this guy's tattoos makes any sense now. First of all we have the Windows 7 logo. That logo was actually first introduced in Windows Server 2003 and Windows Vista a bit later (we all remember how the latter turned out). Windows 7 adopted it and cleared its name, but the new kid on the block, Windows 8, has a completely different and new logo, in tune of its metro/modern design language.

Images: Microsoft

Then comes the Microsoft logotype. It was used for almost 25 years being introduced in 1987, and then replaced in the summer.

The new Microsoft logo maintains the colors of the old Windows logo but squares the tiles to make them look more Metro. The font and the color has also changed, the company opting for its own Segoe.

So here's one example where you might be a hardcore fan, but the company you love is leaving you behind. Or it might just mean that it's simply a pretty dumb idea to get a tattoo of a company's logo. Oh and if one tattoo seems dumb, how about three of them? And then legally changing your name to " Microsoft Zune"? Beat that fanboys.

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I would never get a MS tattoo (or any other tattoo for that matter); but if I did I would still get the old Windows logo instead of that stupid crap they are using for Windows 8.

Having a logo of something tattooed on you is pretty stupid no matter what it is. That being said this is a pathetic "article" even by Neowin's standards.

Honza Ch. said,
I'd prefer to read some news here next time and not such crap.
Did someone force you to click on the link and continue reading the entire article at gunpoint?

Well each to their own, not my bag but meh... any way, he got that logo at the time when he wanted to celebrate his love of MS, just because they use a different logo now doesn't make it a fail.

you make no sense... that logo is an XP one with the arched, "waving" windows flag while Vistas logo was flatter and more importantly in an orb

"So here's one example where you might be a hardcore fan, but the company you love is leaving you behind."

you make it sound like MS is at fault 'cos the guys tattoos becoming obsolete... wich is ridiculous

article is completely wrong, pointless and makes no sense to put on the front page... doesn't even deserve a separate forum topic

Voice of Buddy Christ said,
Really? This is news? Just because it's an old logo doesn't make it a "fail".

no, it was a fail to begin with

Voice of Buddy Christ said,
Really? This is news? Just because it's an old logo doesn't make it a "fail".

Does everything have to be news?

Voice of Buddy Christ said,
Really? This is news? Just because it's an old logo doesn't make it a "fail".

IKR who is this guy? WTF did i just read?