Journal: News & Comment

Monday, January 26, 2004
# 9:47:00 AM:

A keen eye

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We'll stick to the Macintosh topic for a bit. Anyone who's used a Mac knows that rectangles with rounded corners have been part of the look and feel of the Mac interface since the beginning. The Mac OS X Finder maintains rounded top corners on the menu bar, and even the latest iMacs keep that motif in the shapes of their flat-panel displays.

Andy Hertzfeld's story about how rounded rectangles made their way onto the Mac shows the odd way they originated, and reinforces how Apple CEO Steve Jobs has always hammered his way into the design process of the Mac—generally for good, but sometimes for bad.


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