SAN FRANCISCO -- In the old days of computing, with the exception of Apple in the Steve Jobs eras, design was mostly an afterthought. Computers were sold on the merits of their speeds, feeds, and cost. Like the first automobiles, you could have your choice of colors as long as they were black or white, or beige. Those days are long gone, and the underlying technology is fading into the background as digital gear enters the realm of fashion.
The success of the design-challenged computers of the 20th century was propelled forward by the force of Moore's Law, said … Read more