The clothed baby

August 26, 2003

Raymond Chen has an interesting blog post regarding how software needs to be tolerant to various cultures around the world, citing an example of the two different Windows 95 box holograms, one featuring a topless baby, another featuring a clothed baby. Aparently the topless baby was offensive to a certain unnnamed government.

Aparently topless babies can almost be considered a collectors item. Unfortunately my Windows 95 box has a clothed baby :(Ohwell no riches for me!

Out of interest, my Windows ME box, and my Windows 2k box both have no hologram. I wonder if that is a consequence of the above? Any idea on that Ray?

Thankfully where I work we haven’t ran into these issues yet (other than currency display problems). Interesting stuff!