Archive for the ‘Internet’ Category

Importance of Recreating your Logo in Text

This is UOB’s logo:

This is how UOB recreates their logo for use in their email signatures:
  ||||United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd
    Risk Management Division            
    Level 25,  Vista Tower, The Intermark               
    182, Jalan Tun Razak                
    50400 Kuala Lumpur        

It’s essentially four red pipe characters (|) with a strike-through. Pretty cool.

Spontaneous Order of the Internet

I’m reading the book The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google and liked this quote in it, which the author quoted from The Wealth of Networks.

The Internet “allows many diversely motivated people to act for a wide range of reasons that, in combination, cohere into new useful information, knowledge, and cultural goods.” It’s similar to what I wrote about on development of creative industries for my Honors thesis and aligns with Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek’s assertion that a free market is “that which is the result of human action but not of human design.”

Good book.