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MikeWynneDub
2007-05-30, 18:34
Hi,

I know it might sound petty but I would like the Slim Devices logo to appear in SlimServer 6.5.2.

It is just a cooler logo.

Any ideas?

Thanks

pfarrell
2007-05-30, 18:40
MikeWynneDub wrote:
> It is just a cooler logo.
> Any ideas?

Its open source.
Get the 6.5.1 source, pull the logo you like out,
get the new source, change the logo.

Don't worry, be happy.

--
Pat
http://www.pfarrell.com/music/slimserver/slimsoftware.html

gharris999
2007-05-30, 18:46
Hi,

I know it might sound petty but I would like the Slim Devices logo to appear in SlimServer 6.5.2.

It is just a cooler logo.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Well, you could always download and run the svn code (see the wiki) and then take an old copy of the pre-Logitech slimdevices_logo.gif logo graphic file and copy said graphic to server/HTML/EN/html/images and delete the cache.

kdf
2007-05-30, 18:51
On 30-May-07, at 6:34 PM, MikeWynneDub wrote:
>
> I know it might sound petty but I would like the Slim Devices logo to
> appear in SlimServer 6.5.2.
>
search the forum. this one has already been covered recently.
-kdf

gian
2007-05-30, 22:36
okay, okay, you can hack it, but that's not the point...
WE WANT THE SLIMDEVICES LOGO BACK !
support your local Squeezebox, claim back your Slimdevices logo!
-Gian

kdf
2007-05-30, 22:50
according to the press release at the time, it will cost you around $20
million. yours if you want it.
-kdf

Browny
2007-05-31, 04:33
I suspect that I'm in the minority here, but I've just loaded 6.5.3 and I rather like the Logitech logo....

Flame me if you like, but on a purely cosmetic level it looks better that the old SD one - it looks less 'home grown'.

byKnight
2007-05-31, 11:51
Yeah, and I want to someone to change the Chevy nameplate on my car to a Ford nameplate. ;)

tyler_durden
2007-05-31, 12:08
I've never seen such a bunch of bubble-blowing double-babies! It's just a logo. If it's causing you a problem, you really need to GET A LIFE.

You are NOT the the car you drive or the plastic in your wallet or the logo on your slimserver.

TD

JJZolx
2007-05-31, 12:19
I've never seen such a bunch of bubble-blowing double-babies! It's just a logo. If it's causing you a problem, you really need to GET A LIFE.

Maybe someone who gets so upset at other peoples' opinions expressed in a forum should GET A LIFE.

MikeWynneDub
2007-05-31, 15:00
Hi,

Jeez, didn't realise a simple logo change request could cause such ructions (especially in previous (courteously pointed out) postings).

For me, it really is a purely aesthetic choice - I just prefer the SD logo.

Anyway, thanks to all posters (especially the advice to clear the browser cache).

Cheers

Mike

badbob
2007-06-01, 02:43
I hate the logo, I'm going to kill myself

(joke)

Keith
2007-06-01, 07:12
Brand is important otherwise why would companies protect them so much. It's because consumers associate with brands. Would you like to have an F40 with a Fiat badge, nope didn't think so. Do I want a Logitech logo staring at me from the front room, nope. I don't have an issue with Logitech in computer peripherals but not HiFi, that's just not their bag.

They can place their logo on the back and leave the front clean. Yes it's only a logo but the same way that a Casio watch does the same as a Rolex it tells the time but a Rolex has other intangible values.

Of course people are passionate, if people were so fickle as to ignore brand a company like Coke would be really in the mire, well it's only a carbonated soft drink after all. personally I prefer Pepsi Max with a bit of JD No7 but hey I could drink Tesco's Cola and Bourbon if it was manufactured by the original companies but I would never offer these 'substandard' product to guests.

I think that bring me back to the rational behind the logo issue, most people don't give a monkey what logo there is but it does matter if you have guests it's all about image, and isn't that what the brand is about image...

Mitch Harding
2007-06-01, 07:32
I acknowledge that a lot of people feel this way, I'm just not one of them.
I'm happy with my Squeezeboxes regardless of the logo on them. I haven't
been able to justify the money for a Transporter yet, but if/when I do, the
logo on the front won't be an issue for me.

On 6/1/07, Keith <Keith.2ri5yz1180707301 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>
wrote:
>
>
> Brand is important otherwise why would companies protect them so much.
> It's because consumers associate with brands. Would you like to have an
> F40 with a Fiat badge, nope didn't think so. Do I want a Logitech logo
> staring at me from the front room, nope. I don't have an issue with
> Logitech in computer peripherals but not HiFi, that's just not their
> bag.
>
> They can place their logo on the back and leave the front clean. Yes
> it's only a logo but the same way that a Casio watch does the same as a
> Rolex it tells the time but a Rolex has other intangible values.
>
> Of course people are passionate, if people were so fickle as to ignore
> brand a company like Coke would be really in the mire, well it's only a
> carbonated soft drink after all. personally I prefer Pepsi Max with a
> bit of JD No7 but hey I could drink Tesco's Cola and Bourbon if it was
> manufactured by the original companies but I would never offer these
> 'substandard' product to guests.
>
> I think that bring me back to the rational behind the logo issue, most
> people don't give a monkey what logo there is but it does matter if you
> have guests it's all about image, and isn't that what the brand is about
> image...
>
>
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> Keith
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cliveb
2007-06-01, 09:24
Brand is important otherwise why would companies protect them so much....
Quite so. This is a simple matter of marketing. Bread-and-butter companies need to distinguish themselves in the high-end marketplace.

- When Ford bought Jaguar, did they start sticking blue ovals on XK8s?
- When Electrolux bought Husqvarna, did they change the brand name?
- And closer to home: during the time Philips owned Marantz, did they drop the name?
- Some companies even invent luxury marques for their top end models (eg. Toyota/Lexus).

There's a pattern here, and I for one cannot understand how Logitech can fail to take notice of the actions of these much more experienced companies.

It's one thing to stick a Logitech logo on a Squeezebox, which can be seen as a mass-market device. But to put it on a Transporter is plain stupid, marketing-wise.

Mark Lanctot
2007-06-01, 10:26
I think that bring me back to the rational behind the logo issue, most people don't give a monkey what logo there is but it does matter if you have guests it's all about image, and isn't that what the brand is about image...

Wow, no offence, invite guests that aren't so shallow.

kdf
2007-06-01, 10:34
Quoting Mark Lanctot
<Mark.Lanctot.2riezz1180719002 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:


> Wow, no offence, invite guests that aren't so shallow.
>
But, isn't that the only reason people have "A Brief History of Time"
by Stephen Hawking on their bookshelves?
-kdf

JJZolx
2007-06-01, 10:54
Branding is the reason people do a great deal of things, including spending trillions of dollars each year on product X instead of having spent it on product Y.

Like many others, the Logitech brand holds about as much appeal to me as a smelly sweat sock. But it's not hard to imagine that folks within Logitech are rather fond of it. Could be a mistake, or it may make no difference at all. The bigger question is what future products will look like and how business will be conducted as they try to work out what has so far appeared to be a messy acquisition. My guess is that a fair portion of the current user base is going to be somewhat put off as they target the mass consumer market.

I would speculate that the radical brand change and the complete demise of the 'Slim Devices' brand name is based on SD's relatively small market penetration in a fairly new product category. Where Logitech is likely to target their future products, few people have heard of Slim Devices. We'll just have to wait and see how that works out for everyone involved.

CatBus
2007-06-01, 11:13
Great products are a good way to resuscitate a stagnant brand.

Remember when Toyota had a reputation for cheaply constructed cars that would fall apart much faster than their American counterparts? Remember when no self-respecting UNIX geek would be caught dead using an Apple computer? Things change, albeit slowly and with great resistance.

Yes, it's true that a bad brand image could hurt sales for a good product. It works in reverse too, though. I'd say that the SlimDevices acquisition has been the best thing to have ever happened for Logitech in this respect.

Kyle
2007-06-01, 11:19
But, isn't that the only reason people have "A Brief History of Time"
by Stephen Hawking on their bookshelves?
-kdf

Wouldn't "A Detailed History of Time" be even more impressive?

tyler_durden
2007-06-01, 11:58
I think that bring me back to the rational behind the logo issue, most people don't give a monkey what logo there is but it does matter if you have guests it's all about image, and isn't that what the brand is about image...

It probably isn't to hard to find a .gif image of a Rolex logo, or a Mercedes-Benz logo, or a Lamborghini logo. Why not grab one of those and replace the slimdevices/logitec logo? Your guests will be most impressed!

If they say "I didn't know Lamborghini made audio equipment" you can reply "Yes, few people know about it. I acquired this rare prototype in settlement of a gambling debt with Enzo Ferrari. We were at the same baccarat table in monaco when ..." You get the idea.

TD

Keith
2007-06-02, 09:22
OK so I'm shallow. I accept the argument that the lable on the box shouldn't effect any decision and that you should use your ears.

I have been fortunate to babysit a friends Transporter for a couple of weeks and yes there is a difference and yes I want one, the money (well I bought a lottery ticket), but the logo...

I may still have to swallow my pride but in the meantime I will contiune to make some noise... literally.

I guess an alternative would be to offer the units unbranded on the front? There I go again, :o)

Skidoo!
2007-09-21, 03:54
okay, okay, you can hack it, but that's not the point...
WE WANT THE SLIMDEVICES LOGO BACK !
support your local Squeezebox, claim back your Slimdevices logo!
-Gian

I have to say I completely agree. I only recently upgraded my slimserver, and was crestfallen to see the Logitech logo plastered over everything (I had no idea Slim Devices had been bought).

It's not that I have anything against Logitech, but I associate the name with ubiquitous PC peripherals. The whole point of buying a Squeezebox was to get me *away* from the computer and into the living room. Now I have to go back into the computer room to mess about with the slimserver distribution!

I'm not impressed. Slim Devices should be a subsidiary of Logitech and should not be used to push the Logitech brand into places where it's not welcome. At the very least, choice of logo should be a preference in the slimserver configuration.

Is that unreasonable?

S.

Schindler
2007-09-21, 04:15
buy a chiquita banana and place their sticker onto the logitech logo... this will be the perfect way to restore your pc peripheral thing back to a squeezebox!

If you are unlucky and got a banana without sticker - no problem... buy them here...

http://www.yourcompanycollection.com/chiquita/

As soon as I am able to get a banana I will create a photo-manual-slideshow thing, link it here, to be certain every one can do this without help form any computer dude...

cs

Skidoo!
2007-09-21, 05:17
buy a chiquita banana and place their sticker onto the logitech logo... this will be the perfect way to restore your pc peripheral thing back to a squeezebox!
cs

Funny, but missing the point. I'm actually seriously suggesting that Logitech are weakening the Squeezebox brand.

It's one of the best devices I've ever bought, yet I feel that its value has been decreased by the unnecessary application of what I perceive to be an unrelated manufacturer's logo.

Perhaps I'm being petty, but it doesn't feel like it. The fact that others are also feeling the same thing suggests that there is a real issue here, albeit a subtle one.

S.

mherger
2007-09-21, 05:34
> Funny, but missing the point. I'm actually seriously suggesting that
> Logitech are weakening the Squeezebox brand.

Please go through the incredible 400 postings of the following thread and you'll see that we've had this discussion over and over again before:

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=28821

There's nothing more to be said. Thanks.

Michael

Skidoo!
2007-09-21, 05:41
>
There's nothing more to be said. Thanks.


Fair enough. I'm just adding my own tuppence to the debate. You can ignore me if you like.

S.