Apple's Jonathan Ive Awarded Knighthood

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BBC reports that Apple's Senior Vice President of Industrial Design, Jonathan Ive, has been awarded a knighthood in the United Kingdom.
Mr Ive, who can now style himself Sir Jonathan, has been made a Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE).
Ive began work at Apple in 1992, but found himself frustated during the early years before Jobs' return. Ive is seen as responsible for many of the iconic designs coming out of Apple over the past decade. Jobs described Ive as his "spiritual partner" and had given him complete operational freedom at Apple.

Mercury News quotes a statement from Ive, reacting to the news.
"I am keenly aware that I benefit from a wonderful tradition in the UK of designing and making,'' Ive, 44, said in a statement. "To be recognized with this honour is absolutely thrilling and I am both humbled and sincerely grateful. I discovered at an early age that all I've ever wanted to do is design. I feel enormously fortunate that I continue to be able to design and make products with a truly remarkable group of people here at Apple."
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Farthen

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Awesome

A knight… like the people from the medieval times? When will he go on his first crusade? And most importantly: How does his armor look like, does he have a proper war horse and: Who is his squire?
 

gkpm

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Cool, he can now join my other two favourite product designers: Sir Paul Smith and Sir James Dyson :)
 

Night Spring

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A knight… like the people from the medieval times? When will he go on his first crusade? And most importantly: How does his armor look like, does he have a proper war horse and: Who is his squire?
Imagine what he could do to make armors simpler and more efficient if he designed his own armor! :D
 

AJH1993

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Can someone explain why knighthood is important and what it is for the American readers?

*edit* Thanks everyone for downrating my comment. I didn't know Americans are supposed to know everything about Great Britain
 
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fdv

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A knight… like the people from the medieval times? When will he go on his first crusade? And most importantly: How does his armor look like, does he have a proper war horse and: Who is his squire?
His armor looks nice and slick, but it shows scratches and fingerprints really easily.
 

Nomadski

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Can someone explain why knighthood is important and what it is for the American readers?
Well Ive is British, and a Knighthood is one of the biggest honours our country can bestow upon someone, recognising excellence in their work, and their impact in the world. Its a pretty big deal to British people who receive an award like this. Plus you can replace Mr with Sir...

The relevance to international readers on this site is purely news relating to a senior and well known Apple employee.
 

silroc

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This is "honor" is so *** stupid.

I am ashamed to be a human sometimes
 
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GQB

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Can someone explain why knighthood is important and what it is for the American readers?
Maybe respect for other traditions, not to mention what it means to Ive himself.
But I guess 'American Exceptionalism' trumps that.