I would like to express my admiration for Richard Sapper, who died at the age of 83. Not surprisingly, I first learned of Richard Sapper through his work on the initial designs of the IBM ThinkPad. His design ethos remains twenty-four years later in the newest ThinkPads: Simple black bento boxes that belie the technological wonders inside. Since, I have admired not only his work with IBM and Lenovo, but also his other industrial designs that range from the Tizio lamp to his two-note whistling kettle.
Richard Sapper will surely be missed, but his designs will remain timeless. To learn more about Richard Sapper and the origins of the ThinkPad, please read the following article written by Lenovo's David Hill in 2013. http://blog.lenovo.com/en/blog/richard-sapper-the-origins-of-the-thinkpad-keyboard
About Gregory Costa
Gregory Costa is a decent biologist, mediocre writer, terrible formatter, but true Lenovo enthusiast, who admires the use of their products in both the academic and industrial setting...when he's not busy delighting himself in science, nature, or his OkCupid profile.