Inspired by Apple, Kevin Kelly riffs on the “California Style”
“We rightly understand,” writes Kevin Kelly in his brilliant The Technium blog, “that how we arrange atoms is more important than what atoms we use. Same with information. The arrangement is more important than the ingredients. That’s why we crave design.”
The author of an enviable library of influential tech books (most recently, What Technology Wants) Kelly takes his inspiration from the marketing tag Apple AAPL prints on the back of every iPhone — “Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China” — and ponders whether there is such a thing as an indigenous California design style.
“It would be interesting,” Kelly concludes, “to see what other cultural inventions should be labeled with the tagline, Designed in California. Suggestions?”
Via Brian S Hall.