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Arise SIR Jonathan Ive 183

mariocki writes "Steve Jobs' go-to design man Jonathan Ive, the creator of modern computer design classics such as the iMac, MacBook Pro and iPod/iPhone/iPad, has been awarded a knighthood in the New Year's Honours list, taking him from plain old 'Mr' straight to 'Sir' in one fell swoop. This now puts him in the same league as Paul McCartney, Michael Caine, Bob Geldof and Bill Gates. Ive said 'I discovered at an early age that all I've ever wanted to do is design' and even for Apple haters his designs have done more for personal computer design than the mainstream PC manufacturers could imagine, taking the PC from the geek den into the living room of even the most painfully trendy fashionista."
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Arise SIR Jonathan Ive

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  • by improfane ( 855034 ) on Saturday December 31, 2011 @08:19AM (#38547148) Journal

    Thank you Johnathan Ives,

    I commend the design of Apple products.

    I might strongly dislike Apple but I know a good design and I thank Sir Ive but not Steve Jobs as it influences the rest of the industry. Ive has done more for us than Steve Jobs. The thing I hate is the business practices with the walled garden and arrogance over my 'user experience'. (This probably comes from Steve Job)

    Thank god we now have Rounded Corners(tm).

    Offtopic: Hey GP, Are you InsightIn140Bytes =P?

  • by Sc4Freak ( 1479423 ) on Saturday December 31, 2011 @08:36AM (#38547202)

    In ceremony of knighting, the knight-elect kneels on a knighting-stool in front of The Queen, who then lays the sword blade on the knight's right and then left shoulder.

    After he has been dubbed, the new knight stands up, and The Queen invests the knight with the insignia of the Order to which he has been appointed, or the Badge of a Knight Bachelor.

    Contrary to popular belief, the words 'Arise, Sir ...' are not used.

    Source: []

  • Re:Design Matters (Score:3, Informative)

    by pinkeen ( 1804300 ) on Saturday December 31, 2011 @08:41AM (#38547226) Homepage
    Agreed. I installed MacOS on my 15.6" laptop with high density (1920x1200) screen and it sucked. MacOS just isn't designed for high density screens, there's no way to change DPI, and even if there was no good is gonna come out of this because no app is designed with this in mind.
  • Re:Dieter Rams (Score:5, Informative)

    by gnasher719 ( 869701 ) on Saturday December 31, 2011 @08:48AM (#38547252)

    Why not Sir Dieter Rams? I mean, the designs are basically his...

    First, what you are saying "the designs ares basically his" is nonsense. Second, there are many more iPods and iPhones sold than Braun radios. Third, he is German and lived and worked in German, so he is way down on the Queen's list. Fourth, he's got the Commanders Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, which Jony Ive has very little chance to get, for about the same reason.

  • by Saphati ( 698453 ) on Saturday December 31, 2011 @09:05AM (#38547302) Homepage
    Sir Jonathan Ive is a KBE. To be exact, in the order of precedence, he is above Sir Paul McCarthney (who is an MBE) and Sir Michael Caine (who is a CBE), and Bill Gates (is only an honorary knight. He cannot use the title. If he were British, he would be a KBE). He ranks equally with Sir Bob Geldof who is also a KBE. The whole Order of Precedence (in England and Whales) is very complicated, and to an American, a bit silly.
  • by jeremyp ( 130771 ) on Saturday December 31, 2011 @09:51AM (#38547466) Homepage Journal

    Sir Jonathan Ive is a KBE.
    To be exact, in the order of precedence, he is above Sir Paul McCarthney (who is an MBE)

    Paul McCartney received the MBE along with the other Beatles in 1964. The MBE does not entitle the holder to call himself "Sir". McCartney was upgraded to full knighthood in 1996. McCartney and Michael Caine are actually knights bachelor which ranks above KBE. The confusion arises because they were both awarded non knight honours earlier.

    The whole Order of Precedence (in England and Whales) is very complicated, and to an American, a bit silly.

    The order of precedence in whales is blue, sperm, humpback....

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 31, 2011 @10:41AM (#38547782)

    Its Sir John, not Sir Ive

    (ie the Sir goes with the given name).

  • Re:Design Matters (Score:4, Informative)

    by PhunkySchtuff ( 208108 ) <> on Saturday December 31, 2011 @05:58PM (#38551528) Homepage

    Whilst the foundations for higher DPI displays have been in OS X for many years now, the fact remains that there is no vendor-supported method for a user to turn on high DPI mode at present, even through some of Apple's displays are quite high resolution.

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