Like Arts Canada, the CBC Infomatrix uses non-standard metaphors for navigation; indeed it hijacks the entire screen with a giant orange window. It doesn’t work like the rest of the web works. And I have no idea why. Isn’t the web good enough for the CBC?
Worse, though, is that it trys to be a “cool” website and in doing so is so obviously dorky as to be insulting. Why doesn’t anyone realize that when you try to talk to kids by adopting a thin veneer of “with-it-ness” you almost always come off looking like a boob?
There are a lot of smart and interesting people employed by the CBC (some of them are related to me); they can be equally as interesting to 8 to 12 year olds as to adults, and to do this doesn’t require a big orange window and faux hip. What an unfortunate waste of time and resources.