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喬布斯蘋果剪影 理大生承認非原創

關於喬布斯之死,我沒什麼偉論發表,只在社交網絡碎碎念,卻觸動了蘋果迷的神經,所以也不再談下去了,畢竟我是不明白人類的狂熱。

 

 

而本來可堪讚賞的,是當喬布斯離世之後,香港理大生麥朗所創作的致敬作品深受世人激賞,但當我讀到報導所寫,他說:「當然我希望可以令我賺到錢,但我做呢個原本都係貪玩,人哋咁欣賞我,對我來講已經好開心。」不過,他亦不排除日後會申請專利,與蘋果合作推出官方產品,悼念喬布斯。

當時有點不喜歡,但也不以為然,畢竟也許溝通有誤,原意是做好事吧。怎麼今天又看到路透社新聞

Hong Kong design student says Jobs tribute not original

(Reuters) – A Hong Kong design student’s tribute to Steve Jobs that generated a buzz in cyberspace following the death of the co-founder of Apple last week is not original, the teenager said on Monday.

Jonathan Mak, 19, said he was not the first to come up with the design that fits Jobs’ silhouette into the bite of the Apple logo. He was speaking after comments surfaced on Twitter that a U.K.-based designer, known as Raid71 on the web, created the original design in May.

The design posted by Mak on the Internet spread like wildfire in cyberspace on Thursday, just after the passing of Jobs.

It drew hundreds of thousands of posts, and commemorative caps and T-shirts peddled on eBay featured his design. The logo was even used by Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher as his Twitter profile picture.

Mak, a student at Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University School of Design, acknowledged he was not the original creator of the design but said he did not “rip off” the U.K. designer.

“I still arrived at the solution on my own, and my conscience is still clear, but I’m more than happy to acknowledge the fact that somebody did it before me,” Mak told Reuters.

Like Mak’s design, the UK-based designer fits Jobs’ silhouette into the bite of the Apple logo. But the dimensions and proportions of that design differ from Mak’s logo.

Jobs, who created revolutionary products and reshaped the way the world approaches computing and personal communications, died on Wednesday at the age of 56.

當然,我們亦不妨一讀麥朗自己的解說:

My response to the disputed originality of the Apple/Steve design:

I have broken the unspoken rule of how to reblog on Tumblr by putting my response on top, but I believe it’s necessary for people to see this:

I have indeed been informed by others earlier last night (perhaps even earlier, but I was too overwhelmed by emails to notice) of RAID71’s work.

People have accused me of ripping off photos such as this one, which I have already seen when I did the Google search after having the idea. Whether you take my word for it or not, the visual similarities of these images are irrelevant to the design concept, in my opinion, and do not merit the comparison.

RAID71’s design, on the other hand, does indeed contain the very same idea. Although it is impossible to verify it now that all this happened, I honestly did not come across his work while searching for terms such as “Apple, Steve Jobs, logo, silhouette”. I did my best to ensure that the idea had not been done before

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無論如何,作為設計人,我只推介大家使用 google image search 的以圖找圖,以後發表任何作品前,可先將圖片上載,再讓 google 替你找出類似的圖像,便可當作參考。

招人話柄的蘋果審查制度

開啟了iPhone 或 iPad,走進iTunes store,這不單是銷售的渠道,更是審查的機關,我們聽什麼歌、讀什麼書、玩什麼遊戲也好,得先由蘋果鑑定批准,不少應用程式因此不能上架,不少漫畫與文學作品亦要編修過後才獲通過,然而當中沒有明確的審查準則,從而鬧出爭論亦鬧出笑話,最新的例子是 James Joyce 曾於二十年代遭禁的名著《Ulysses》漫畫版,就遮掩了以下的露乳圖,又或將屁股抹去。

後來遭受非議才恢復原圖。不過,再看以下Oscar Wilde《The Importance of Being Earnest》的例子,不難嗅出蘊釀在編審會的恐同意識,大美國的保守取向之下,充滿荒謬,同時間又給人抓出其的雙重標準,這張《Kick-Ass》露點相便出得了街。

結論於我是蘋果再棒也好,有著這樣的審查制度還是危險及礙害發展,仍是老調,既加深了創作人自我審查的考慮,亦為每個地方與國家開了審查的方便之門,上架前統統先按各家要求濾走犯禁的內容。本來作為商家這樣做再正確和合理不過,只是蘋果實在太獨大,當人人也依賴iTunes store為主要收與放的通道,就成了問題。我認為寧縱無枉,有大問題才禁掉有關作品,好過現在有殺錯,冇放過,要人上訴才撤回禁令,徒增招人話柄。

延伸閱讀:Gizmodo – The Latest Examples of Apple’s Editorial Censorship

Macbook上咬一口蘋果的白雪公主

一年一度蘋果產品分佈會又來了,翹首以待的蘋果迷今晚便會得知葫蘆賣的是什麼藥,如可以拍照的iPod,平面上網的iPad,又或Apple TV全新版,到時大家便急於報導,有錢更可快快訂貨,趕快咬一口,嚐嚐新味道,縱然你我知道蘋果是有毒的,沉迷後像白雪公主一樣不再醒來。

image source: Etsy’s Vinylville

買Mac機送Bearbrick + 第十四代

品牌的相互滲透真的無孔不入,愈出愈有。繼叫好叫座,用來安放iPod的iBear之後,這款隨日本Mac機附送的Bearbrick 100%其實沒有甚麼看頭,只在身上印了蘋果的商標,奈何又會給收藏家虎視眈眈。

我是傻,但我也不會為了一隻Bearbrick而買部Mac機回來,還要用日文OS,放心。如果你送畀我嘅話,我又唔會話你傻,唔知eBay有未?

source : VILLAGE-BOY – Apple x Be@rbrick

另外半年一度的Bearbrick,第十四代早於上星期曝光,不知閣下心水。

iPorn

偶然從Yahoo 的 Video Search 中找到這個擺明開 iPod 玩笑的 iPorn 廣告,看著 iPod 著名的黑色剪影在鮮明色彩背景前同樣掛上了白色的 iPod 跳舞,不過還多了種種性愛動作,不知道這個 Parody 原本出自何處,但原來真的有打正 iPorn 旗號發展手提色情的成人網站。可以一按即下實在不錯,省卻時間將四仔在 iTunes 轉檔。