The iPhone is a remix

Two mutually exclusive ideas are often voiced: first, that Apple's a shameless thief, and second, that its products are revolutionary. The truth–and the crux of the company's genius for design–lies in-between. Kirby Ferguson, of Everything Is A Remix fame, deconstructs the iPhone's eclectic inspirations and origins. Keep an eye out for Kirby's forthcoming new series, This is Not a Conspiracy Theory.