Monthly Archives: October 2011

Steve Jobs – the closest we may have to a deity in these times

“We don’t have good language to talk about this kind of thing (design). In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service. The iMac is not just the color or translucence or the shape of the shell. The essence of the iMac is to be the finest possible consumer computer in which each element plays together. … That is the furthest thing from veneer. It was at the core of the product the day we started.

From the article by JAMES B. STEWART

Published: October 7, 2011
New York Times, October 8, 2011