“Sometimes, it’s not just how your computer works, it’s how it looks. Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday unveiled new computer keyboards in periwinkle and metallic red… and even a mouse outfitted in leather,” reports Helen Jung for Associated Press.
“…The [Microsoft] hardware unit plans to help computer users accessorize well into the future, said Tom Gibbons, Microsoft hardware general manager… Microsoft [has] hired designers and experts in ergonomics [and] the company changed the shape and color of its mice, Gibbons said. ‘Basic beige is a thing of the past,’ he said,” reports Jung. Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: “The one thing Apple’s providing now is leadership in colors… It won’t take long for us to catch up with that, I don’t think.” – Bill Gates, July 1999.
Apple Computer, Inc. unveiled the original Bondi Blue iMac on May 6, 1998.