Bonus Points for Using ‘Festooned’ in a Sentence

David Pogue, reviewing the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1:

Moreover, Samsung’s software designers must be former Hollywood art directors who fabricated alien spacecraft; Samsung’s apps are festooned with bizarre icons. None of them have identifying text labels, and their logos are frequently so unhelpful they may as well be random Cyrillic letters. Would you guess, for example, that to turn on handwriting recognition, you tap an icon that shows a circle in front of a mountain?

Some of the icons in S Note actually display a different menu every other time you tap them. I’m not making this up.

So I guess they’ve stopped copying Apple’s icons.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012