APPLE HAS unmade a dick of itself after spotting that a font suggested that the latest version of Mac OS X made you seem something of a dinkle fan.
The slogan for the El Capitan release of the Mac operating system proudly announced: 'There's more to love with every click', but the spacing in the font made the claim rather, well, pendulous.
The company has tweaked the 'click' now (which is what she said) with a tiny one (change that is) in the CSS code on the site, which spaces out the 'c', 'l' and 'i' less suggestively. Because before that people might have assumed it was a porn site or something, at least we can only assume that's the logic.
Here's the before and after gif, currently doing the rounds on Twitter.
So a font has changed. Some will probably moan that this isn't news, but it's Friday and it's fun and it takes us back to a simpler time when web addresses were a minefield for early web pioneers who didn't think it through.
Penisland.net has been around for as long as The INQ, and yet it still trades on its fine reputation of customised pens and is definitely not a tourism site for a land made of dinkles. It's worth noting that the current tagline, 'We specialise in wood', is still a bit unfortunate, although probably deliberate.
Or there's Therapistfinder.com which, sadly, now diverts to a new URL but still leaves us aghast that anyone thought it was a good idea in the first place. It reminds us of the scene in Arrested Development where Tobias becomes an 'analyst-therapist' and gets business cards made up marked 'Analrapist'.
And finally ... according to Snopes.com it isn't true that Powergenitalia.com was a misguided attempt by Powergen to widen its business in the European market. Nevertheless, it was the home of a real Italian battery company for a while. Alas it has now gone. µ
Plus the cost of ambition as moonshots eat into the coffers
Spoiler alert: it's probably VeriSign
Did we say cuts off? We meant traps them inside their own home