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Destroying Apple’s Legacy

Jony Ive has produced some of the best industrial design in the history of consumer products. He’s done it by cutting out all the extraneous crap, smoothing and streamlining. But what works beautifully for hardware does not work for software. That’s the kind of skeuomorphism that truly needs to die. Design is not just what […]

The Artist’s Machine (Goodbye, Steve)

Steve’s work has shaped the course of my entire professional life. I wrote this essay in March 1999. I was 14 years old. There is a nearly global truth about Macs that says they are the preferred machine for the graphic arts. Today people will say “PCs are just as good,” but walk into most […]

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