If The iPad Was Made in 1976, This Would Have Been Steve Jobs’ Case

If The iPad Was Made in 1976, This Would Have Been Steve Jobs’ Case

We don’t know where this came from.

We don’t know who made it (J.G. Thirlwell, perhaps?).

We don’t even know if there’s an iPad or iPad 2 ensconced within this case’s leathery, plush-lined folds.

We’d love to find out (tell us if you know), but until we do, mere ignorance will not stop us from posting this exquisite iPad Case, because all we can see is that gorgeously medieval gold emblem, showing Isaac Newton lazing under an apple tree, waiting for the full weight of gravity to come crashing down on his head. That was Apple’s original logo back in 1976.

The ornate anachronist in me has in some ways always preferred it. I do wish this beautiful case included the original motto the creeped around the emblem: “Newton — A MInd Forever Voyaging Through Strange Seas Of Thought — Alone.” As a professional ⌘+C, ⌘+V blogger monkey, I’ve always felt my life really mirrored that plaintive imagery.

Absolutely beautiful work, JG, whoever you are! Our only question: is your case for sale anywhere?

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