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Carol Haynes
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« on: September 21, 2011, 05:16:33 AM »

I wonder where the inspiration came from for the new BBC website:



http://beta.bbc.co.uk/

(Sorry if this link doesn't work outside the UK).
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2011, 05:24:40 AM »

Look an awful lot like the new 4od website (www.4od.com) <--- Might not work outside the UK

Maybe they got the same company to do it?   Grin
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2011, 05:29:37 AM »

Did you check the latest Wordpress themes page to see if it's there?  tongue

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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2011, 05:48:56 AM »

Windows 8, etc. etc. ...
or was it just a rhetorical question smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2011, 05:51:47 AM »

Windows 8, etc. etc. ...
or was it just a rhetorical question smiley

Bingo! Must be the "Metro Edition" of the news. Grin

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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2011, 06:16:19 AM »

Windows 8, etc. etc. ...
or was it just a rhetorical question smiley

Got it ...

Do you get the impression lots of things are going to be sliding sideways from now on.

Presumably BBC iPlayer will soon be BBC metroPlayer
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2011, 06:38:30 AM »

It's amazing how they redeveloped a new look for the BBC in just a week since Win8.
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2011, 12:04:02 PM »

Does anyone else think of this word when they hear about Windows 8 "metro apps"?
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2011, 12:49:37 PM »

It's amazing how they redeveloped a new look for the BBC in just a week since Win8.
Yes, anyone would think that design had been knocking around for at least a year before Win 8 got previewed  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2011, 03:27:35 PM »

Does anyone else think of this word when they hear about Windows 8 "metro apps"?

well, metrosexual is the only other time I've seen the word metro used in English - so a definitive yes there.
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« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2011, 04:37:52 PM »

Does anyone else think of this word when they hear about Windows 8 "metro apps"?

well, metrosexual is the only other time I've seen the word metro used in English - so a definitive yes there.

  • Metro (Was the name of a car)
  • Metro (Is the name of a free newspaper in Manchester)
  • Metro (Public Transport)
  • Metro (An Abbreviation of Metropolitan)
  • Metro (A Radio Station in Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England)
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), the leading film studio during the first half of the 20th century
  • Metro, former code name of the XML Paper Specification, Microsoft's document framework
  • Metro (design language), crafted by Microsoft for Windows Media Center, Zune, and Windows Phone 7
  • GlassFish Metro, an opensource web service stack that is part of the GlassFish project

To name but a few other examples of its use ;-)
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« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2011, 02:26:01 AM »

  • Metro (Was the name of a car)
  • Metro (Is the name of a free newspaper in Manchester)
  • Metro (Public Transport)
  • Metro (An Abbreviation of Metropolitan)
  • Metro (A Radio Station in Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England)
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), the leading film studio during the first half of the 20th century
  • Metro, former code name of the XML Paper Specification, Microsoft's document framework
  • Metro (design language), crafted by Microsoft for Windows Media Center, Zune, and Windows Phone 7
  • GlassFish Metro, an opensource web service stack that is part of the GlassFish project

~ car, yes, I have heard of that (dont take much notice of cars though)
~ Manchester/Metro - never heard of it
~ Public transport in France?
~ Newcastle upon Tyne/Metro - never heard of it
~ MGM, yeah, I forgot that
~ the rest - never heard them

so, cheesy okay, metrosexual and metro (French public transport) were the first words that came to my mind when I saw/read the Metro name. But really, it was a word of the 90's - dont think it's getting much use these days (? but I wouldnt know really). So it dont really matter either way - did have a little laugh about it though.

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