November 22, 2006 11:46 PM
Ok, I just have to comment:
I don’t mean to come off as an Apple zealot. Love Apple as I do, it certainly has no monopoly on the innovative and interesting, but a quick scan through a New York Times article on PC case design revealed this gem of contradictory logic about Apple and it’s role as an innovator computer case design:
Apple Computer is widely credited with long ago shattering conventions that had for years dictated how a computer had to feel and look. Windows-based personal computers generally lagged far behind in fusing function with form in ways that consumers found exciting. But that is changing, executives from mainstay computer companies like Dell and Toshiba say.
Gotta love how the sentence contradicts itself. So… Apple is no longer the leader in PC industrial design, with the Windows-based makers lagging behind because, now, long after Apple started innovating, PC makers are coming up with innovative designs?
I’m not sure that sentence means what you think it means…
(And I’m not even touching the obvious question of what the hell else the executives of the competition would say.)