Friday, August 19, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

Department of "Innovation"

Inspired by Obama's 'Sputnik Moment' speech, the Smithsonian Institute has launched a new blog called the "Department of Innovation".

The purpose of the blog is to:

"... track all things innovative, not just in science and technology, but also in how we live, how we learn, how we entertain ourselves.  The Department of Innovation is about people and ideas that likely will shape the way we will live one day."

Sounds very exciting.  Check out the logo: 


I'm not suggesting that a logo needs to be technically perfect, but obviously 3 interlocking gears aren't going to move.  And, are gear wheels really a sign of 'innovation' these days?  Given that sophisticated machines using gear wheels were in use circa 100 B.C. or earlier.

That said, the logo is a perfect representation what 'federalized innovation' would look  like ...

[UPDATE:  The logo has now been changed to a slightly less technically impossible version.]
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