Design Of Interest

Today would have been the 126th birthday of the seminal modernist architect, Mies van der Rohe. Although Mies is my favorite architect, celebrating his birth was not on my radar until I saw this morning's Google logo. Thanks for the reminder Google. I really like how they transformed their logo into an abstraction of 1956's Crown Hall at IIT. If you click on this link you can watch an interesting Google Doodle animation and learn more about Mies. Mies did not like the railings that were added to the porch and stairs As a designer, I really admire the work of Mies and how he took simplicity and ordered perfection to the highest level possible. He broke new ground with buildings that celebrated structure rather than hid it. The Wikipedia claims he called his buildings "skin and bones" architecture. He used rationale ideals to guide the creative process of architectural design. One of his most famous quotes is quite simply "God is in the details". I've never seen a building he designed that looks dated or out of step with my own design thinking. He was a true pioneer in the field of architecture. One of my design professors, Len Singer, was actually the last person to have graduated with a degree from IIT under the direction of Mies. Maybe that's where I discovered a passion for Mies and his work? The

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No longer running on empty

No longer running on empty

Due to some technical difficulties associated with a blog platform migration, we temporarily lost the ability to display historical comments. This really made me sad, since comments are so valuable to Lenovo and me personally. I'm very pleased to report they are back. The comment counter still may register at zero, but they are there. Click on comments and they magically appear. Hopefully in a few days the counter will be in synch with reality. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused our readers.

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How ThinkPad was Born, by Arimasa Naito, Genthosha

How ThinkPad was Born, by Arimasa Naito, Genthosha

How ThinkPad was Born, by Arimasa Naito, Genthosha Behind-the-scenes look at a Japanese engineer’s insatiable drive for technological innovation! Arimasa Naito is the mastermind that brought to life the laptop used by over 12 million users annually. Fascinated by the evolution of technology, the Japanese engineer continuously tested boundaries until he came to be known the Father of ThinkPad. A never-been-told story behind the development of ThinkPad.

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Lonnie Walker ready for action at Hopscotch

Lonnie Walker ready for action at Hopscotch

The Hopscotch Music festival is the biggest thing to hit downtown Raleigh in years. This year, Lenovo was a major sponsor for the ever growing event. We even had a special lounge for people to gather, pretend to be a DJ, and sample Lenovo products. This link will take you to a relevant Lenovo Flickr gallery where you can see what you may have missed. Here is a brief description of the festival borrowed directly from the events website: This year, the festival picks up where it left off, bringing more than 135 bands to 12 venues, including Friday and Saturday night in City Plaza, Raleigh's most captivating civic space. Intended to highlight the Triangle's rich music scene by pairing local talent with notable national and international artists, Hopscotch offers choices to fans in just about every genre imaginable—rock, hip-hop, alt-country, metal, dance, punk, classical, noise, drone, folk, and more. It is a festival that thrives on the variety and quality of its lineup, and this year, with over 40% of the musicians hailing from Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and other nearby locales, it's a testament to both this region's musical diversity and its national relevance. Hopscotch Music Festival The Lenovo Lounge just before it was invaded by an...

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The slim X1

The slim X1

I just learned that Rob Enderle, TechNewsWorld columnist and the principal analyst for the Enderle Group, just named the X1 his product of the week. Here is my favorite quote from his article. Scroll down for the product of the week write up. "Let's call the Lenovo X1 the strongest argument against a post-PC world the market has yet delivered.This is truly a beautiful laptop, with sleek lines and updated features." Rob Enderle Thanks Rob, where do I send the fruit basket? David Hill

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