Famed German industrial designer who worked closely with Braun. He is known for innovative, unobtrusive, aesthetically pleasing designs. Over the years, many individuals have been ‘inspired’ by Dieter Rams, especially Sir Jonathan Ive, Apple’s design VP, who has incorporated many elements in the iOS 3 calculator icon, the iPod, the podcast app etc.
The trend of receiving only one US dollar as annual salary was probably started by Apple's Steve Jobs. Founders of several popular tech companies - Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg etc. - copied that idea and get only $1 per year as salary. [more...]