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Re: Market Development for "Web MIDI"

From: Ryoya KAWAI <kawai@amei.or.jp>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:54:42 +0900
Message-ID: <CA+0Mo=oPyDdb8JP=EDMe9U=7uY1YpRease4vyMr7tDMD2TEcWw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Chris Wilson <cwilso@google.com>, "Tom White (MMA)" <lists@midi.org>
Cc: Naomi Yoshizawa <naomi@w3.org>, Coralie Mercier <coralie@w3.org>, Audio WG <public-audio@w3.org>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, W3C Communication Team <w3t-comm@w3.org>
> Chris
Thank you for having MIDIappy sticker on your laptop!! I understand
what you mean. "MIDIappy is a mascot, not a logo." I agree that.

> Tom
MIDIappy's arms are MIDI connector, and actually his body is the
earth. The earth sometimes uses for Web. So it looks not obvious, but
it is still satisfying the meaning of "Web" and "MIDI" :-) However he
is a mascot, is not a logo. That is the things I understood.

 Ryoya KAWAI (kawai@amei.or.jp)
 AMEI(音楽電子事業協会:Association of Musical Electronics Industry)

On Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 4:22 AM, Tom White (MMA) <lists@midi.org> wrote:
> I think the logo will be used to identify products that use "MIDI" and "the
> Web", and for that I would be inclined to suggest both words be in the logo.
> It might be possible to say those things using images instead of words, but
> personally I don't think Midiappy succeeds at that, because the only "MIDI"
> in the image is his (her?) tiny hands, which is not obvious.
> - TW
> I'd mentioned that before.  Personally, I love Midiappy as Web MIDI mascot
> (he's one of the few stickers on my laptop) - however, as a logo to be
> incorporated into software, he doesn't work as well.  Logos for support
> typically need to be unobtrusive, work in black and white, and be scalable
> down to a small size but still recognizable - like the MIDI logo itself.
> On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 6:44 AM, Naomi Yoshizawa <naomi@w3.org> wrote:
> FYI in addition, a specialist of Web MIDI in Japan has created the character
> called "MIDIappy" 2 years ago. He is quite respected from Web developers and
> the industry.
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