It deserves it. It has serve us so long that now it can only get from us death.
<<Industrial design must die>>
I’m not talking about this [>], of course. I am talking about that aesthetics used and abused by the Micro$oft “artists” and then by a huge amount of projects like GNOME itself. Remember Redmond style in Win? I talk about that.
Defined by cold solid colours and arrogantly showing not a single bit of glamour the industrial design was born as a revolution that fitted the closed mind of the Spartan industry way of working (just profit, nothing that gives no money) and pleased the eyes of million of people who by the first time in their lifes started to use technology.
But it was made to remain here with us. Proof of this is the permanent obsession to remake over and over again skins for hundred of software to fit Redmond stylistic guides and even to cross frontiers and convert any OS into a Windows like environment. Even others insist in this obsession and, going miles and miles in the wrong direction, state that for Linux to gain ‘the battle’ must be Windows Like, in every single aspect: in look, shape and behaviour.
Linux does not deserve this: to be considered a crappy copy of a worse product. And be sure that the ‘technique’ appointed before only leads to this. If you are seen as a looser you are never going to be a winner, despite of you being the first.
Observe the reality, get ride of the past, differentiate, innovate, revolutionise, and give a solution for the real necessities and then, only then, win. I want Linux to win and I don’t want it to be a copy of OSX, XP, Vista… I want it to be unique.
Let industrial design die with all it philosophy.