From Marx to Microsoft: The Origins of Flat Design and How It Was Almost Ruined

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Help me. I’m on a laptop running¬†Windows 8 right now.

Like many others, I hate it and think it’s the worst operating system since the not-so-distant Vista.

If I didn’t have to use it, I might be able to appreciate for a second that Microsoft made a bold design decision that actually ended up being influential.

Microsoft’s Metro design language was one of the first instances of flat design in technology and it came in the least likely form: a terrible mp3 player nobody bought apart from this one kid at my school.¬†The short-lived Zune.
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