The Apple Logo and the Golden Ratio

7 01 2019

Apple is well-known for its love of the so-called golden ratio, an ‘extreme and mean’ mathematical ratio that designers as far back as the third-century B.C. had identified as most likely to lead to harmonious design. The iCloud logo, for example, is designed with the golden ratio in mind and it’s widely believed that the iconic Apple logo is also designed using the golden ratio.

It’s a nice thought, isn’t it?

That Appleís logo is constructed out of mathematically perfect circles and partial circles? Unfortunately, not only is it not true, but Apple has different logos it uses even in its own official materials: the Apple icon etched into the back of your iPad is very different than, say, the official Unicode symbol.

(Source cultofmac)

You might know that the commercial version of Google+ will be discontinued in 2019. So I created the community ‘Apple iThings’ on MeWe, the social network for lots of Google+ refugees.

I used the Apple logo for this newly created group inspired by the golden ratio just because it represents the design capabilities of the company in a nice way.

Sources

Fibonacci Numbers

The golden ratio

Please invite your friends
to make this a great place for Apple fans.

How to join:

Click on
https://mewe.com/join/apple-ithings
If you aren’t already on MeWe click on JOIN and fill in the required data. You mustn’t use your real name. Confirm your mail address with the mail you get from MeWe. Download the app and search for the open group “Apple iThings”. Join. That’s it.

Thank you.





OK, Google. That’s it.

12 12 2018

That’s it for me and all others.
G+ will be shut down in April 2019.
Goodbye Google+. Welcome on MeWe.

“With the discovery of a new bug, we have decided to expedite the shut-down of all Google+ APIs; this will occur within the next 90 days. In addition, we have also decided to accelerate the sunsetting of consumer Google+ from August 2019 to April 2019”.

All profiles, collections, and communities will be deleted. The work of lots of engaged moderators, content creators, and contributors is downloaded to the landfill or you’ll get a tool which lets you download your work, most likely to Google Drive. And there it sits gathering dust.

Google has long used the phrase “Don’t be evil” as a company slogan, including it in the founder’s letter for its IPO in 2004, and at the top of its Code of Conduct. Alphabet has exchanged that by “Do the right thing” follow the law, act honorably, and treat each other with respect.

Killing Google+ is a contradiction to the their new slogan because it also kills the home of lots of engaged people, members, content creators, and last but not least moderators.

Here’s more about Google’s decision.

Announcing the shutdown for April 2019

You mustn’t go home,
but you can’t stay on Google+.
So don’t wait. Come join us on MeWe.

I think MeWe is the best alternative to continue posting and discussing about technology and other stuff. It feels and works like Google+ and is already the new home for many Google+ refugees. One of the really exciting features is the Community Chat in which members can discuss topics which are not related to specific posts. Another feature – some like it, some don’t- is to use emojis (instead of a single +1 on G+) for crediting or disliking posts or giving any other emojinal response.

Please

JOIN the open group Apple iThings

on the MeWe next-gen social network.

This group is heavy moderated and you won’t find any kind of bullshit, spam, porn, or other off-topic stuff.

How to join …

If you aren’t already on MeWe click on “JOIN the open group Apple iThings” and fill in the required data. You mustn’t use your real name. Confirm your mail address with the mail you get from MeWe. Download the app and search for the open group “Apple iThings”. Join. That’s it.

Thanks for visiting my blog.
Looking forward to meet you on MeWe.





The sunset of a great network

26 11 2018

The consumer version of Google+ will be discontinued in August 2019. So all communities, collections, posts, comments, and memberships will be deleted.

Google has long used the phrase “Don’t be evil” as a company slogan, including it in the founder’s letter for its IPO in 2004, and at the top of its Code of Conduct.

Alphabet has exchanged that by “Do the right thing”

follow the law, act honorably, and *treat each other with respect*.

Killing Google+ is a contradiction to the new slogan.

Where to go now?

I still hope Google will change its mind but its unlikely that the consumer version will ever come back.

So here’s more about the Google+ alternative. It’s MeWe, a content network which concept is near to Google+. Mark Weinstein, CEO of MeWe, and Jason Hardy, product manager, are working hard to make MeWe the new home for disappointed G+ users.

Please join my group ‘Apple iThings’

Apple iThings on MeWe

on the MeWe next-gen social network.

Note

Not a member of MeWe?
Open the link and Click on JOIN NOW.
Then download the MeWe app (iOS or Android) and on the home screen use ‘Search Groups’, enter Apple iThings and join. Thanks.

More about MeWe

Thanks for reading

and hopefully joining Apple iThings.