Sunday, February 19, 2006

Dream merger: Logitech, Apple and Dyson

Three great technology companies that make extensive use of plastics in their products. Three leaders on ergonomics and usability. Wouldn't it be great?

Joking aside, Steve Jobs once commented in an interview about how he got absorbed in choosing a washing machine and how all sorts of household devices still fascinate and bother him for being so badly made. Well, guess what? Dyson make washing machines*. No, I'm not going to try and sell this one to you. You're too clever to buy it. Apple are not planning to take over Dyson. And James Dyson wouldn't be bought. He's a housemade man.

But Logitech? Nah, I couldn't point at Apple and say, "look what crappy mice they make!" 'Cause they'd be making Logitech ones.

* (and many other things, including vacuum cleaners)

Update 12/04/2006: The washing machine passage of the Jobs interview can be found here.

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