Wednesday, September 11, 2013

How Bout Them Apples?

The magazine Fast Company has compiled a fascinating history of design at Apple Inc..  As the originator, or sometimes perfecter, of many iconic designs in both software and hardware, Apple has become increasingly reliant on good design - not to mention design patent protection - to distinguish itself from copycat or sloppycat competitors.  If, as Goethe wrote, "Architecture is frozen music," Apple design, at its best, can reach the level of defrosted jazz.