elegant—egotist reblogged your photo and added:
Removing criticism is terrifying. The generic grey image is just fine, but…
isn’t that a Toshiba VCR/DVD combo?
I don’t mind the generic grey boxes too much because I know DMCA makes take-down simpler than arguing. Replacing with a logo for the thing being criticized though is WTF worthy.
And yes. You are right, it’s a Toshiba device. Now I am increased in my “WTF is this shit?” reaction.
I’d think the OP had replaced it for gods know why, but Tumblr stopped updating the already reblogged images with OP changes longer ago than this post.
#Xbox one gate
Looking at old faved posts, I came across multiple posts with the same image. A boring generic image that I would not have faved, and certainly would not have faved multiple times. Slowly, I realized that many images that were once screencaps of forums (the source links often go to dead 4chan links) ragging on XBox One’s un-enticing initial product information have largely (if not all) been replaced with a generic image of an XBox One against a green background.
Like many older posts that you occasionally run across having the image removed and replaced with the generic grey “violated the Terms of Service” image, but slightly horrifying — because this is removing instances of legitimate criticism and/or things that likely fall under fair use or parody and replacing them with an advertisement for the thing being criticized.
That’s a vaguely frightening bit of erasure, Yahoo! Tumblr.
Edit: Correction, the image is an XBox One logo and a Toshiba VCR/DVD combo, adding to my WTF is up here? Color me quite confused.
How can I do surprise Dwarven Gold stocking stuffers for my family when they’re only in the NZ warehouse, you announced them after the xmas order deadline, and you have no rush shipping option?