Design is so Underrated in Tech

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Here’s an Apple iMac vs. typical Dell desktop computer.

Apple iMac vs. Dell XPS 410

I had some friends over the other day. He was amazed at the lack of cabling at my iMac in the family room. I actually “added” a network cable because I wanted full-speed, 100 Mbps data transfers inside the network.

Engineering “complexity” out of technology is underrated. When did [why did] the consumer begin to accept complexity as a feature in a technology solution?


One Response to “Design is so Underrated in Tech”

  1. Scott Baldwin on June 3rd, 2008 6:50 am

    Having recently acquired my first iMac, I reveled in the simplicity of setup. It took me about 10 minutes to take down my PC, another 10 minutes to set it up in another room, and now I just have an eye-sore of cords in a different room.

    On the other hand, I pulled the iMac out of its box, plopped it, or rather, carefully placed the beautiful piece of creation on my desk, plugged in the power cord and the keyboard and that was it – you can’t even see the cords and my feet have a place to go under the desk!

    Thank you Steve Jobs.