Iyonix taunts Omega in shadows?By Chris Williams. Published: 12th Dec 2002, 18:20:17 | Permalink | Printable
Like we'd ever go as low as stirring troubledrobe.co.uk brings you another story ripped from csa.* (well, credit where credit's due). This time, it's about a secret coverup - or not, you decide.
During the last week or so, many of you will have received the Iyonix promotional flyer in the mail. It's regarding the photo on the front page - this is the same photo you see on http://www.iyonix.com/. Look at the photo - does part of it resemble something out of someone else's company logo? No? Look closer. Closer. No, closer still!
Still don't see it? Well, we've helpfully provided an annotated version to make it clearer.
Yes, that's right. The shadow of the floppy drive looks rather like the large "1" used in MicroDigital's logo that featured in various editions of Acorn User and also on the Microdigital website. Curious isn't it? And looking at the image it doesn't really seem possible - instead, as some have suggested, it's a cunning ploy by Castle to have a joke at MicroDigital's expense, perhaps by touching up the photograph.
Well, I'm afraid it's all a coincidence. Yes, the odd shaped shadow is for real, and is a result of the shaping of the floppy drive, combined with the lighting angle used for dramatic effect. It shouldn't be too hard to recreate yourself if you have an Iyonix, or even a PC with a similar case.
Since the photograph has a bit more detail, we've done a scan and blown it up for you to see - there's only so much detail in the photograph, but you can get the idea of what's going on.
Time to call Mulder and Scully.
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