Thursday, November 21, 2019

They might as well paint them neon.

Every once in a while I like to drive by the Byton campus. I haven't really been there since the layoff and the campus does seem less busy.

But I would have never even stopped for this car if it didn't have cammo wrap. I think this SUV phase in automotive history is about as boring as it gets. They pretty much all look the same to me. The only notable thing about this car is the lack of tail lights.

I couldn't get any other angle without stepping on their campus and I was already getting the stink eye. But I would say the quickest way to have your car photographed is to put cammo wrap on it.


  1. Camo wrap is the new beige.

  2. Capital of Texas RefugeeFriday, November 22, 2019 9:47:00 PM

    Everything that most manufacturers think makes their product special is actually just another shade of beige ...

    So when someone deliberately engineers in a look of pure beigeness, what do most people do? They ignore it instead of wondering exactly why the product's been designed to draw no attention whatsoever.

    There are lots of things that are engineered this way, and the beigeness is enhanced further with such things as signs saying ACHTUNG in some way so people don't get too interested in what's inside.

    We've shipped a lot of stuff that looks like it belongs in some computer museum next to the Altair and S100 bus systems, as in deliberately super-uncool case and component design, and that's because in its installation environment, this stuff needs to draw no attention except from the people who are operating it.

    And so the stuff that's deliberately uncool and is trying to pretend it's beige is actually the interesting stuff, and the stuff that's trying to pretend it's cool and needs to hide its details is actually the beige stuff.

    So why does the Byton whatever-model-this-is resemble a certain "cross-over" SUV from Kia?

    OH WAIT ... from the ass end, it's totally a Kia Sorento! :-)

    Also, Byton Beetches, has anyone ever told you this product has a fat ass?

    It's the Hunched Ass-Hatchback of Notre Dame and shit!

    Why's Byton's logo look like man tackle that's had an unfortunate acident?