Much like how the 1990s were dominated by black consumer technology design (black stereos, black refrigerators, black clock radios, etc.), the first decade of the 21st century will be remembered as the decade of brushed metal and blue LEDs. The metal look has already been around for a couple of years now with the trend towards steel “professional grade” kitchen appliances, car advertisements with silver cars, the Titanium PowerBook I’m typing this ‘blog entry on. Heck even most of the logos on movie posters.
Along with the bare metal, blue LEDs are the other key feature of early 21st century design. Admittedly, they do look very cool, but ten years from now we’ll look back the metal and blue as we do with the black (and impossible to see) stereos from the 1990s. Anyway, Business 2.0 looks at the current reign of blue.
Looking around for some blue here, and all I’ve got handy is the T68i phone which is blue, has blue LEDs, and connects to my computer over, er, Bluetooth.