Sure enough the call came to come to Jobs’s office. “These yours?” Steve asked pointing at some designs of a unibody, transparent blue plastic computer. “Yes,” said the British designer whose name was Jony Ive. “This is the computer we’re going to build and sell this year,” said Jobs. “Nothing else.”
“You do realise that’s how I want it to look?” said Jony. “I mean, the transparent plastic and everything.” “That’s exactly how it’ll look,” Jobs returned.
Reading it reminded me that I still have my old orange iMac in the cellar. Long since defunct, it’s sitting there gathering dust with an old iBook that’s also seen better days. I’ve thrown away a number of HP and Dell things in the past, but I just can’t bring myself to get rid of these two characters.