I once knew a keyboard player who put black tape over the huge YAMAHA that faced the audience when he played his synthesizer on stage.
He even wrote Yamaha a letter saying that if they wanted him to advertise their company when he played, they’d have to pay him a fee.
Thirty years later, he’s still waiting for a response.
That’s the way I’ve always felt about the default email signatures that ship with smartphones and tablets these days.
“Sent from my iPhone” is fairly harmless. However, I don’t feel the need to give Apple a free ride on every email I send. (By now, I imagine my friend has sent Apple a letter as well.)
Whatever, these default signatures are now commonplace. And just as the socks we choose to wear say something about us, these signatures say something about the companies that put them there. Or, in some cases, the multiple companies who put them there. Continue reading →