One of industry's mantras is that form follows function. But for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, form was function. He hit upon that idea well before the much-heralded iPod and iPhone. Even during his hiatus from Apple in the late 1980s and early 1990s, his philosophy pervaded the company's products—including the 1988 Macintosh SE featured in this video, my first Apple product. Yes, it still works.

By the way, after Jobs temporarily left Apple in 1985 he started a company called NeXT, to develop specialized personal computers. The NeXT computer was not a commercial hit, but Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the Web, actually devised all the Web programming on a NeXT machine. One more small legacy for Jobs.