If there’s one thing Steve Jobs will be remembered for, it will be his unique ability to know good design when he saw it. He might not have written any code, but the man had a damn good eye for design.
In his lifetime, Jobs acquired a total of 317 various patents, which is quite an accomplishment for one guy. Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley center must have thought his legacy was pretty impressive too – considering its plans to set up 30 4×8 foot panels in the museum to commemorate some of his best-designed products.
An ’85 Macintosh machine – complete with mouse and keyboard – an ’05 NeXT monitor, sound box and 2010 iPod are some of the gadgets that will be on display May 11 through July 8.
“The exhibit, a display of 30 4-by-8-foot panels made to resemble iPhones, showcases more than 300 patents and trademarks granted to Jobs throughout this career. Each panel displays facsimiles of the front pages of 12 patents granted to Jobs, totaling 312 of the 317 he acquired in his lifetime. The traveling exhibit was designed and created by the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum in Alexandria, Va., where it was on display through February.” – via Smithsonian Newsdesk
If you’re interested in checking out the exhibit for yourself, you can get directions to the Ripley Center here.