Oh for the days before Microsoft's torrid love affair with stacked rectangles, back when curves were the order of the day, and orange seemed like a great idea.

Inspired by a Reddit post from couchpotato9099 with images borrowed from Redditor eiketsujinketsu's super-smooth "non-potato" version of the animated GIF, this image is a monument to falling in line. What started off as a neon green dream machine slowly coalesced into an extension of Microsoft's signature software product, a companion to your rectangle-laden PC and square-stuffed Windows Phone.

I wonder what it would look like today had it stayed the orange blades course?