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Smithsonian Institution launched a new blog – Dept. of Innovation

From the You gotta be kidding me dept...

Over the weekend I came across a new blog published by The Smithsonian Institution. As you can guess from the name, this blog will highlight innovative thinkers, creative designs, and so on.

So in the spirit of banging the drum for new ideas and fresh thinking, this blog will track all things innovative, not just in science and technology, but also in how we live, how we learn, how we entertain ourselves.

Please look at their logo and tell me if you see what’s wrong with it.

I’m still holding out for this being some elaborate joke. I know we all like to kid about government functioning in this manner, so I’m hoping that this was intended as a joke from the beginning. Surely they would have seen the problem with these gears, right?

Then again, maybe not. The blog has been up and running for a few weeks now. The logo is still there.

Update: And now the logo has been changed. I should have posted yesterday.

via Dept. of Innovation

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Dustin Sullivan August 8, 2011 um 3:03 pm

They must have just changed it. The two lower gears have been moved apart.

Nate Hoffelder August 8, 2011 um 3:22 pm


It had to have been just this afternoon because I refreshed that page right before I posted. The funky logo was still there.

pholy August 8, 2011 um 3:40 pm

Please, do save your copy… I have…

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