By Brandon Boyer at 7:10 am Mon, May 24, 2010
Please. “Architect” is not a verb. Architects do not “Architect” things, we design them.
Please stop perpetuating this Microsoftian grammar train wreck.
As an architect and accomplished linguistic stickler, I feel obliged to tell you that “architect” can, in fact, be used as a verb (according to the Oxford English Dictionary, at least). Usage citations go back to 1813… I’m pretty sure Microsoft wasn’t around yet at that point.
bbonyx: English is rapidly moving to a pure-positional grammar. All nouns can be verbed. And hacker culture has been at the leading edge of that trend. (Let’s face it, geeks love playing with rulesets; language is just another toolbox – to be filled with better tools.)
Whether the resulting verbs should ever actually be used is a different problem. Personally I think ‘architected’ is an ugly word, but there are some clear uses for it, distinguishable from ‘designed’.
The DS scares me. Consider the size of thumb you’d need.
Haha. It’s funny perspective if you think, that location of DS in Berlin is the approximate location of Hitlers bunker, lol :)
Hmm. I think the PS3 logo was left in because it’s the only one that looks like it could be an actual building.
Oh, that is the console as a building? I thought it was the console itself.
Honestly, the PS3 looks REALLY REALLY good on the Potsdamer Platz. Could do with less of the Spiderman font though.
the ps3 logo font is the same as the spiderman font (it has been since the beginning). however, yeh, i don’t know why it would be there in this composition. the other two consoles don’t have text on them.
The Deutsche Bahn headquarters looks a lot like a PS already (http://www.lilano.de/catalog/images/potsdamer-platz_200509DSC5868.jpg). And it sit’s right next to the Sony Center…
I find myself distracted by the fuschia pipe in the background of the DS2.
That pipe is part of a water drainage system that’s in place in Berlin. There are sections of the pipe that emerge, snake around, and then go back underground.
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