Instagram’s New Clothes
Video from Instagram’s Blog: “A New Look for Instagram.”
Many years ago, Hans Christian Anderson wrote the story of “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” In the story, supposed ‘weavers’ promise an emperor a new suit of clothes that is invisible to those who are unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent. In reality, the ‘weavers’ had simply mimed creating the suit and dressing the emperor, truly “dressing” him in nothing at all.
As the Emperor paraded through town the townspeople did not see any clothes, but they were afraid if they didn’t comment that they would seem unfit. Everyone talked about all the new colors and fine fabrics in his suit, but there wasn’t anything there.