Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hoo boy..

Recently this blogger noticed a lot of traffic from New Zealand. A little digging found that the traffic was coming from NZgames.com forums, which had linked to this blog's 'WMD aren't what they used to be...' entry. Looking at the comments this blogger was struck by the one that said, "I'm not sure what's worse - the WMD charge or that the page is in COMIC SANS!" Wasn't quite sure re what this was about... this blogger kind of likes Comic Sans and uses it quite a bit (e.g. this blog, in e-mail, etc.), so chalked it up to a case of "de gustibus non est disputandum" (referring either to this blogger or the person making the comment, your choice!)...

Well, a couple of days later this blogger ran into this WSJ article: Typeface Inspired by Comic Books Has Become a Font of Ill Will which recounted the creation of this font. Apparently there are many, many people who loathe it and there is even a Ban Comic Sans movement, though this blogger is not sure whether it is really serious or more of a spoof! Visit the site and judge for yourself: Ban Comic Sans.

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