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Bionic office colors

I've seen some sideline comments about it, but I'll come right out and say it - I have serious misgivings about the colors Joel used. Can people actually work with neon colors staring them in the face?

Philo <- veteran of taupe and off-white

Philo
Wednesday, October 01, 2003

I love the colors myself, and I wouldn't have any trouble working in an office with them on certain walls.

  --Josh

JWA
Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Don't trust colors you see in a photograph on a web site. They don't actually look like that.

Joel Spolsky
Wednesday, October 01, 2003

I think Joel should call up Bravo and see if they'll do a special episode of "Queer Eye" where the Fab 5 come and critique the new Fog Creek offices.  That will be the true test.

Plus, think of all the potential CityDesk sales such a cameo could generate!

Tim Lara
Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Tim,

I am just wondering if you have read Joel's bio...

Jason Watts
Thursday, October 02, 2003

>I am just wondering if you have read Joel's bio... <

LOL!  It's about time they had a "Queer Eye for the Gay Guy," anyway.  The show's just discrimination against gay men like myself who have no sense of style or fashion whatsoever.  ;-)

Robert Jacobson
Thursday, October 02, 2003

Geez, Robert, I'm not sure how to tell you this...
Girls aren't ducking you because you're gay; they're ducking you because you're a geek...

[grinning, ducking, running]

Philo

Philo
Thursday, October 02, 2003

>Geez, Robert, I'm not sure how to tell you this...<

Damn straight.  <g>  Gay nerds of the world, unite!

Robert Jacobson
Thursday, October 02, 2003

I don't get it. If robert's gay...why does it matter if girls are  "ducking  him"?

:-)
Thursday, October 02, 2003

I think I would have a hard time with bright colors.  The green is especially bad but I think I could live with the blue, especially if it's not as bright as it looks in the picture. 

D
Thursday, October 02, 2003

+1 for not believing the photos. We have unusual colors in our house, and EVERY picture of the wall color comes off way too bright, or way too dark, depending on the ambient light.

This is close to right, if somewhat washed out:
http://photos.techieswithcats.com/archives/001116.html

Whereas this is a good looking photo, but the wall is too dark:
http://photos.techieswithcats.com/archives/001273.html

And this is just scary:
http://photos.techieswithcats.com/archives/001265.html

All three are the same wall color. None of the photos represents it, and I've never been able to make it right.

Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
Thursday, October 02, 2003

Yes, I've read Joel's bio.  I guess Robert spelled out my angle more clearly than I did. ;-)

Tim Lara
Thursday, October 02, 2003

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