I'd like to have seen that happen. I wonder if it happened slowly, or quickly.
Thanks to a sharp-eyed Reg reader in Norway who snapped the local Cisco offices, everyone can cop an eyeful of the unfortunate rebranding exercise that happened after it bought Tandberg in 2010. We aren't sure whether the sign slippage was caused by sloppy workmanship or a batch of dodgy glue. But we are sure the $60bn sales …
It's a Cisco PR department trying to get free advertising from techie websites.
The large piece that fell should surely be on the floor. The stand-offs would have hit the angled piece and either caught it higher up or knocked it onto the floor.
I reckon a Lego mock-up should be done to test the physics (hence the icon).
Many years ago when an ICL building was being rebranded as Fujitsu there were a few hours while both signs were on the ground. The old "ICL" one was apparently a single piece of signage - whereas the new Fujitsu one was a neat vertical stack of single letters. However - the top letter of the new stack had been placed on the ground alongside the stack.
The combined display was aligned in a neat line - and read from above - "F" "U" "ICL".
in San Jose, California around Christmas, for many years. The lighted letters spelling San Jose Steel were blanked selectively to become NOEL (No diacritics on either, of course). Of course, the SF Bay area doesn't do nearly as much steel anymore. IIRC, all the steel for the rebuild of the Oakland bridge came from China.
It wasn't even slippage but remember the new branding for OGC that the taxpayer no doubt paid tens of thousands of pounds for?
They came up with a vertical logo that was distinctly like an onanist stick man.
I thought that as punishment for blowing a wad on that they should have been forced to keep it.
My son lives within sight of it. I have driven over it (the new one).
There are actually two, one built on the piers of the disastrously wavy one, and one entirely new one.
Two lanes on each bridge, one bridge goes over, the other carries traffic back.
Interestingly, the replacement for the original is narrower, and has longitudinal venting (see if you can figure out why!), while its newer, wider neighbor does not.
There's a website that collects such things. http://www.signspotting.com/
I've always liked this one:
(SFW in case you're wondering)
Companies that focus on phony customer portfolios don't interest anyone in the tech business unless they operate in the Entertainment Tonight cheap shops. The sign fell, big deal. If staff didn't see it, they won't fix it because anyone noticed, I wish top and mid level managers stop this top-down dissemination of nonesense.
After Symantec borged MessageLabs, two guys arrived with a cherry picker and a stack of letters to replace the nice old ML logo with the Symantec signage; the logo incorporates a tickbox., appropriately enough.
Unfortunately they carefully spelled out SYMNATEC.
40 mins later productivity collapsed as word spread and people poured out for a look and to post evidence of the new quality-first approach,
OH how we laughed, right up until we were made redundant.
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