b1-66er: G actually changed their logo AND MY MICROPHONE DESIGN on my cell phone.
special KJ: Your microphone design?
b1: on the G bar on my "homescreen" ( which swype wants to call "Jonestown").
KJ: Well, it's their microphone.
b1: let's be very clear.
1. it's not theirs, it's mine. I "buy" it.
2. I didn't ask for it.
3. it hasn't changed it's behavior in any way.
it also detracts from the user experience. I pay attention to it.
and ... why, exactly, should I?
KJ: You don't own the software, and you don't have to use it. Why should you pay attention to it? You don't have to.
b1: because it's immediately in front of my face.
the power company doesn't come in and pull their cables up through my floor and color them.
you get to make a decision. do you want to be called special KJ for the rest of your life?
you can be. all you have to say is, "yes."
KJ: I don't own what you call me. Just like you don't own that goddamn Chilean Playskool microphone.
b1: you saved yourself.
beginning today you return to being called "special K."
special K: de nada.
b1: it was a risky, but fervent, play.
K: Something I'm not noted for.