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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Twenty Seven


Whats the story?

Answer
The Microsoft "Save the Blibbet" Campaign. Find more details here on Larry Osterman's Weblog
http://blogs.msdn.com/larryosterman/archive/2005/07/14/438777.aspx

8 comments:

confounded said...

Blibbet is the O-like symbol in the original Microsoft logo
It was the second Microsoft logo and was itself replaced in 1987.
When Microsoft announced that they would be retiring the blibbet, a number of employees mounted a fruitless “Save the Blibbet” campaign to retain the corporate icon.’

Anurag said...

The blibbet was the "O" in the 2nd Microsoft logo.
When Microsoft announced that the would be retiring the blibbet, a number of employees mounted a fruitless "Save the Blibbet" campaign to retain the corporate icon.

Shravan said...

When Microsoft announced that it would be retiring the blibbet, a number of employees mounted a fruitless "Save the Blibbet" campaign to retain the corporate icon.

raklodramA said...

The first "O" in the second Microsoft logo. It has horizontal lines through it and a hole in the center. First introduced in 1982, retired in 1987. Now only memorialized by the "Save the Blibbet" campaign and honored by the Blibbet Burger served on Microsoft's campus.

Sudhakar Gupta said...

This "O" symbol was part of the earlier Microsoft logo and known as the "Blibbet". When the logo was changed in 1987, a Microsoft employee launched a "Save the Blibbet" campaign.

Navin Pai said...

The Microsoft save the blibbet burger campaign

Mrinalini said...

Goes back to when Microsoft was about to adopt a new logo (the precursor to its current logo). In this logo, the first "o" in 'Microsoft' was markedly different from the "o" in its older one. The older "o" looked like the one in the pic. An employee ran a humourous internal campaign to save the old logo and distributed buttons with the old "o", nicknamed the "blibbet".

mit said...

That green thing, was the original logo of MS. Then someone brought out a new logo, so the other someone asked the former someone to save that green logo :P

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Twenty Seven


Whats the story?

Answer
The Microsoft "Save the Blibbet" Campaign. Find more details here on Larry Osterman's Weblog
http://blogs.msdn.com/larryosterman/archive/2005/07/14/438777.aspx

8 comments:

confounded said...

Blibbet is the O-like symbol in the original Microsoft logo
It was the second Microsoft logo and was itself replaced in 1987.
When Microsoft announced that they would be retiring the blibbet, a number of employees mounted a fruitless “Save the Blibbet” campaign to retain the corporate icon.’

Anurag said...

The blibbet was the "O" in the 2nd Microsoft logo.
When Microsoft announced that the would be retiring the blibbet, a number of employees mounted a fruitless "Save the Blibbet" campaign to retain the corporate icon.

Shravan said...

When Microsoft announced that it would be retiring the blibbet, a number of employees mounted a fruitless "Save the Blibbet" campaign to retain the corporate icon.

raklodramA said...

The first "O" in the second Microsoft logo. It has horizontal lines through it and a hole in the center. First introduced in 1982, retired in 1987. Now only memorialized by the "Save the Blibbet" campaign and honored by the Blibbet Burger served on Microsoft's campus.

Sudhakar Gupta said...

This "O" symbol was part of the earlier Microsoft logo and known as the "Blibbet". When the logo was changed in 1987, a Microsoft employee launched a "Save the Blibbet" campaign.

Navin Pai said...

The Microsoft save the blibbet burger campaign

Mrinalini said...

Goes back to when Microsoft was about to adopt a new logo (the precursor to its current logo). In this logo, the first "o" in 'Microsoft' was markedly different from the "o" in its older one. The older "o" looked like the one in the pic. An employee ran a humourous internal campaign to save the old logo and distributed buttons with the old "o", nicknamed the "blibbet".

mit said...

That green thing, was the original logo of MS. Then someone brought out a new logo, so the other someone asked the former someone to save that green logo :P