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(The Verge)   You're about to present the news that will be remembered forever in the history of physics, so what font do you use? Comic Sans, of course   (theverge.com) divider line 16
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2012-07-05 10:19:12 AM  
4 votes:
mehallo.com
2012-07-05 10:39:51 AM  
3 votes:

Disposable Rob: Mytch: That's nice. What font did you use when you discovered the God particle? Oh, you didn't? How about one of your other major physics discoveries? None? Okay then.

/stupid people problems

I read that in Willy Wonka's voice.


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"It's all there, black and white, in Comic Sans, clear as crystal! You stole Higgs Boson particles! You bumped into the supercollider which now has to be washed and sterilized, so you get nothing! You lose! Good day, sir!"
2012-07-05 10:00:11 AM  
3 votes:
Cosmic Sans?
2012-07-05 09:04:58 AM  
3 votes:
Given that the Higgs boson gives matter its mass, I'd be more concerned with the font's weight than it's type.
2012-07-05 11:21:11 AM  
2 votes:

Evil Twin Skippy: [www.etoyoc.com image 640x442]


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2012-07-05 10:08:00 AM  
2 votes:

NeoCortex42: Expolaris: I can't blame them, they are engineers, and thought like engineers. My brother (an engineer) didn't really see a problem with the typeface, he was more interested in the data.

Just funny to see how a little detail like this can stop people from taking in how awesome this is.

This is why there are designers, and people who are really good at typography to present this kind of information to the public.

My advisor during grad school (physics) used Comic Sans for all of his presentations. I tried and tried to convince him otherwise, but he always went back to that damn font.


lolzombie.com
2012-07-05 01:01:05 PM  
1 votes:

Tranquil Hegemony: So, to summarize, presentation doesn't matter when you're presenting something. FARK HAS SPOKEN


You seem really invested in this whole thing. At what point in your life did font become something that is elicits a emotional response for you? Were you raped by a typeface when you were a child? Did you suffer under the abusive hand of the quick brown fox whilst in grade school?
2012-07-05 11:04:00 AM  
1 votes:

rustypouch: Comic sans is not nice. When someone uses it in a professional setting, they let me know they have next to zero grasp on how to effectively communicate, how others perceive them, or just don't care.


THAT.

Using Comic Sans has zero upside. No one will look at your professional "Quarterly Usage and Informational Metrics Report" written in Comic Sans and go, "Wow! What an awesome piece of intellectual property!", but many people will go "Ugh, what a stomach-turning piece of useless twaddlefluff."

// and you don't want people bagging on your QUIM before you've even had a chance to open it
2012-07-05 10:51:54 AM  
1 votes:
chzmemebase.files.wordpress.com
2012-07-05 10:44:39 AM  
1 votes:
Never understood why people get their panties in a bind so much about a font.
2012-07-05 10:39:24 AM  
1 votes:
www.etoyoc.com
2012-07-05 10:33:58 AM  
1 votes:

Mytch: That's nice. What font did you use when you discovered the God particle? Oh, you didn't? How about one of your other major physics discoveries? None? Okay then.

/stupid people problems


I read that in Willy Wonka's voice.
2012-07-05 10:28:04 AM  
1 votes:
Now that we've found the God Particle, you can all stop wasting your time in church.
2012-07-05 10:12:34 AM  
1 votes:
That's nice. What font did you use when you discovered the God particle? Oh, you didn't? How about one of your other major physics discoveries? None? Okay then.

/stupid people problems
2012-07-05 09:59:21 AM  
1 votes:
No it is a special font called Comic CERNs
2012-07-05 09:56:34 AM  
1 votes:
Scientistses be trollin...
 
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