Tuesday, August 9, 2011


The Smithsonian has launched a new blog called the Department of Innovation. Apparently it will cover “all things innovative, not just in science and technology but how we live, how we learn, and how we entertain ourselves.” Unfortunately, rather than highlighting the exciting new content of the blog, my fellows denizens of the blogosphere have gleefully latched onto its logo. Their amusement lies in the fact that there is apparently no way that the three interlocking gear wheels can move - the whole system is locked-up. Here at PoH, however, we pride ourselves with more detailed analysis, which reveals that there is - just - enough of a gap between wheels 2 and 3 to allow movement. So if this logo is, as some have claimed, a representation of the three branches of the U.S. Government, then perhaps that tiny gap represents compromise. I'll leave you to decide. (with thanks to Sally for sharing).

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