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5 Years of Pathetic Design

As I was cleaning up my hard drive, I came across an old screenshot I made of Samsung's website. This was their main laptops page in 2008:

So I wondered what Samsung's main laptops page looks like in 2013. Buried under Consumer > Computers > ATIV > ATIV Book, the only major improvement is a somewhat less insane number of models:

Both versions of the page are completely useless for a consumer trying to find a suitable laptop. They just show a wall of identical laptops without any distinguishing features. Even the quicklook popup does not show any useful information – no tech specs, no summary, just a few pictures that are virtually the same for all laptops.

I'm just fascinated by the stability of crappy interface design.

Hello world

Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source.

Go further than you want to go and you will be rewarded with uplifting happiness, maybe

There are many variations of passages of Lorem Ipsum available, but the majority have suffered alteration in some form, by injected humour, or randomised words which don't look even slightly believable.

It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

This is a Test Post

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source.