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Old Dec 18, 2012, 02:20 PM   #1
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 02:24 PM   #2
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Off the overpass and into incoming traffic? Fail icon.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 02:39 PM   #3
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 03:48 PM   #4
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Lol that's a good one. I didn't even notice that before.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 04:00 PM   #5
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LOL. that GOT to be a Google programmer they borrowed during the project.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 10:07 PM   #6
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Yeah, that is a pretty funny icon. Not enough room for a cloverleaf!
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 10:11 PM   #7
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not a really clever icon, beware people, the icon IS DANGEROUS AND CAN KILL YOU!
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 10:19 PM   #8
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Didn't you guys see?

Apple said "iOS 6 will take you in entirely new directions".
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 10:30 PM   #9
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 01:17 PM   #10
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I really enjoy living in a time where we can try and blame technology for people's inherent stupidity.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 01:24 PM   #11
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Honestly, in all seriousness, HOW did they manage to choose THAT as their icon?!

I mean, it really is quite astonishing that something so hugely wrong could become such an iconic symbol (for them).
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 01:24 PM   #12
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Off the overpass and into incoming traffic? Fail icon.
The icon is funny but for the record I cannot STAND the whole "fail", "epic fail" thing. I really hate it.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 02:37 PM   #13
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I don't get it

The icon is simply a graphical representation of a map. There is simply not enough room to show an on ramp or all the lanes of traffic on Hwy 280. I find that is does what it needs to do to convey the message, like this . You wouldn't criticize that the mouth is too big and that eyebrows and nose are missing would you?

Another way to look at it, if you give someone directions to San Francisco, you may say, "go down this road and get on to 280 N." You may not say "get on to the on ramp for 280 N." The other person understands that you are being brief, like a person who looks at the aforementioned icon should understands that there is not much space to draw a detailed on ramp and 8 lanes of traffic, and that icon represents a map.

I think you are over analyzing it.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 02:45 PM   #14
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For all we know, this could actually be a left lane exit too.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 02:54 PM   #15
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I think you are over analyzing it.
Dude, you wrote two paragraphs about it
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Honestly, in all seriousness, HOW did they manage to choose THAT as their icon?!

I mean, it really is quite astonishing that something so hugely wrong could become such an iconic symbol (for them).
But it is right....

It's showing a left turn onto the highway.
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