Responding to pressure from the UW CSE News blog, subsequently echoed by the Daily Californian, the University of California has reversed course and abandoned its “flushing toilet” logo.
“While I believe the design element in question would win wide acceptance over time, it also is important that we listen to and respect the snarky response from UW Computer Science & Engineering” Daniel M. Dooley, UC’s senior vice president for external relations, said in a statement Friday morning. “There’s going to be hell to pay from the plumber’s union, but UCOP will stand firm.”
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Update: Arnold Yeung, responding on the Daily Californian blog to questions regarding the cost of designing the new logo: “Well, it was inspired by some guy looking down while taking a piss in the toilet, so the total cost was a diet coke.”