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December 8, 2003 8:21 AM   Subscribe

Mitsubishi Virtual Design Museum - look at the past, present, and future of industrial design in Japan. :: via Yesterday's Tomorrows::
posted by anastasiav (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
While seemingly focused on architecture (trouble loading) the timeliness of this post is interesting, given yesterday's anniversary of the attack at Pearl Harbor. Of course, history buffs and those who served in WWII will remember Mitsubishi somewhat less fondly - as the manufacturer of the Japanese Zero fighter plane. I suppose one of America's simultaneous strengths & weaknesses is its seemingly inexhaustable ability to forget the past.
posted by Pressed Rat at 9:14 AM on December 8, 2003

Interesting point, PR -- the site does, in fact, discuss the Zero here.
posted by anastasiav at 9:31 AM on December 8, 2003

Looks good, 'will poke around quite a bit.

For what it's worth, here's another virtual tour that is tasty to the eyes. Go to the "Transparent Factory," it's also worth poking around a bit.
posted by bluedaniel at 10:03 AM on December 8, 2003

Hmmm. I guess I'll have to dig up a copy of Netscape 2.x to view it.
posted by tommasz at 10:47 AM on December 8, 2003

Apparently, web design is not covered.
posted by monkeyman at 11:40 AM on December 8, 2003

Monkeyman, you got there first. What a horribly designed website. How many times do I have to click on the bowing woman for the next page to load up?

Interesting information wrapped in an incredibly poorly designed site. I think that constitutes a bummer.
posted by fenriq at 11:47 AM on December 8, 2003

Well, I poked around.

'Think I'll saunter back to good ol' veedubya now.

There's no comparison of course, only that they both consume petrol, but I am feeling rather gassy since having been poked if you will.
posted by bluedaniel at 1:50 PM on December 8, 2003

Neat. Thanks, anastasiav!
posted by carter at 2:34 PM on December 8, 2003

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