This morning’s surprise Time Warner Cable interface update. Why?

One always wonders why companies do silly things, and today’s TWC cable box UI update is definitely leaving me bewildered. I can see the meeting now:

Exec: “No, don’t change anything! Just make it dark!”

Product Developer: “But can’t we actually fix some of the usability issues?”

Exec: “No! Dark!”

Product Developer: “What about taking advantage of the entire HD real estate?”

Exec: “I just care about it being dark!”

The result? This strange monstrosity.