Thursday, July 28, 2011

comical

Have you ever wondered what's the worst thing about being in a fancy power wheel chair?

It isn't the inability to go most places, or spending the whole day sitting, or that it sometimes breaks unexpectedly. No, the worst part is this;

My chair's menu uses the font Comic Sans.

Comic f*#king Sans.

Someone actually made the conscious decision to program my display with a font for children. I spent the last four and a half years of my career on an IT team, and they never used Comic Sans. The Developers I worked with used Arial only, excepting the time one guy used the font Trebuchet in all caps. The other IT boys thought it was awesome.

You may be saying to yourself, "Hey, I like Comic Sans. It's fun and kinda cooky!" Well, I have two things to say to you...

1) There is a time and place for 'fun' fonts.
2) Bite me.

Let me illustrate my point. Which warning below would you most likely heed?

I rest my case.

3 comments:

Ali said...

OMG. When I started my job for the City, my predecessor had done ALL the forms, policies, and EVERYTHING in Comic Sans.

It was horrific.

The first thing I did was change everything to Times New Roman. With snotty side comments about how unprofessional it all looked.

Seriously, do you want your FMLA request form to be in Comic Sans? No. That is ridiculous.

Thank you for bring awareness to this very important issue. We all need to work together to eradicate misuse of this dangerous font.

Traladeda said...

Jesus, man. I'm sorry. That just ain't right.

Paula Lawhead said...

I saw this and thought of you. I hope all is well. Dave and I think of you and Marney often.

http://twentytwowords.com/2011/09/28/comic-sans-is-not-official/