Sunday, December 04, 2005

Swedish Campground

Posted by Phil Aaronson at 9:32 AM

I loved this story about the origin of the Apple command key. I'll admit I've always wondered why it wasn't a little apple. Mystery solved: Steve Jobs. But I never thought about where the command key design came from.
Finally she [Susan Kare] came across a floral symbol that was used in Sweden to indicate an interesting feature or attraction in a campground. She rendered a 16 x 16 bitmap of the little symbol and showed it to the rest of the team, and everybody liked it. Twenty years later, even in OS X, the Macintosh still has a little bit of a Swedish campground in it.
  1. Swedish Campground by Andy Hertzfeld via Digg


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