Friday, January 19, 2018

how not to copycat

Outlook just upgraded itself.

I erased everything in my inbox and saw this
So first off, that's a blatant ripoff of what Slack has been doing for a while:
Second off... that's kind of off-brand for Microsoft Office, I'd say? They're vibe is more professional than goofy, you know?

But finally... "for the DAY"? That's just plain stupid, a way premature sentiment for 2:30 in the afternoon.

(A cow-orker points out that Google's Inbox program was doing something similar, encouraging/rewarding "inbox zero" with a sun icon, but no "inspiring" text)

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