Dell started something

I saw this banner on and I thought it was interesting.

Dell banner ad "start something"

It feels like if it was just made for this site. Dell? I’ve got ad-space. Let’s “start something” πŸ˜›

Update: I feel compelled to give some insight into my blog’s name, “istartedsomething”. The idea actually originated from Microsoft, with a design competition called “Start Something PC“. It aimed to reinvent the way people think and feel about PCs through industrial design. I’m not too sure if it has picked up pace since it’s 2005 launch, but the $125,000 prize-pool of might be inviting to students and designers around the world. Have a look at the 2005’s winning designs, one of which was blatantly copied by ASUS.

Coincidentally soon after, Microsoft announced “Start something“, the name of a global print and TV advertising campaign aimed at promoting Windows XP.

12 insightful thoughts

  1. i really like your blog name and design, well done! πŸ™‚
    start something is a cool song, though i don’t know if it is “peaceful” πŸ˜‰

  2. I can’t hear it… PC problems…

    All that tells me is two things:
    1. The website is made by Dell servers/computers.
    2. It’s XP, no upgrade to Vista.

  3. Strange. My computer started something too. After installing a Windows Update, all my windows no longer minimize to the taskbar but to the bottom right next to the clock in the notifications. I have no idea how to fix this or why it’s happening. Any suggestions? The updates were for Windows Media and a Security upgrade…

  4. Yes Mike, I think I know.
    1. Right click the taskbar.
    2. Untick “Lock the Taskbar”
    3. Look left beside the START bottom
    4. Move the ::/ looking sybol left.

    Hope that helps.
    Apologies to Long for spamming his blog.

  5. @Mike: Wow. That’s the funniest (sorry) problem I’ve ever seen. I think it’s a bug, but I would have no idea where to begin solving it.

    Try repairing your Windows install.

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