I've Been Robbed!

Posted 21 April 2008 under ,

Mary just pointed me to a new web startup that seems to borrow heavily from some design work I did about a year ago. Mere coincidence or shameless rip? You be the judge.

The people’s exhibit #1: the design I did for hab.la in early 2007:

And what’s this? Digsby bills itself as “IM + Email + Social Networks”, but I call it a ripoff with a capital WTF:

I’m not sure what to think. The resemblance is there. Theirs has a little more depth; mine, a little more racism. I’d be more up-in-arms if I had any stake in hab.la or if I was trying to build a design portfolio, but as it stands, I’m pretty flattered.

About Me

I’m the Development Director at Viget in Durham, North Carolina. I’m also an avid reader, traveler, cyclist, musician, coffee fiend, and friend of birds.