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How Apple introduced brushed metal

Remember when "brushed metal" dominated the look of Apple's software products, including OS X? Stephen Hackett at 512 Pixels does, and he's put together a look at its origins. Brushed metal didn't debut with Mac OS X 10.3, as many believe. Instead, Hackett notes, the UI motif first slipped onto...

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Daring Fireball: brushed metal saga continues

"Brushed Metal: Can I borrow a hundred dollars?Safari puts his hand on the door to close it.Safari: I have to go.Brushed Metal: Fifty?Safari: Get out of here."After this week's release of a completely non-Brushed Metal iLife 06 suite, Daring Fireball's John Gruber is at it again with...

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