October 25, 2007
"Designed in California"
Sometimes I see an article that I wish I’d written, as it just nails something I’ve been thinking for a while. Joel Spolsky’s piece on the phrase "Designed by Apple in California" neatly captures my thoughts–especially on the idea of California as an idea (very resonant for someone growing up in rural Illinois). Thank you… thank you for giving a damn.
As for the Zune team apparently aping Apple’s phrase with their "Hello from Seattle," I feel like pulling the Conan O’Brien move that occurs roughly 2:20 into his brilliant visit to ILM, stamping the whole effort "SAD!" [Via]
PS–The "Hello" thing was charming in 1998, too.