Originally posted on Always-On
As an example of the dichotomy of social engineering, the iPod is a shining example of the paradox: a piece of socially exclusionary technology that is socially fashionable.
While a great fan of iPod + iTunes, at times, I have to double-take at the fervor surrounding the diminutive device.
So imagine the delight of the long-suppressed product designer in me when I saw a series of designs by “Robert Brunner, who was Apple’s chief designer from 1989 to 1996 and who oversaw the design of the PowerBook line.”
It’s worth noting that the designs are ‘blue sky’ concepts and nothing more.
To be sure of not incurring the wrath of either Pentagram or Business 2.0, I would like to offer the obligatory acknowledgments: product images by Pentagram Design: Robert Brunner, Kenny Sweet, Darren Blum, and Symon Whitehorn.