I was thinking back on how, when Steve Jobs went back to Apple, one of the objectives was to make the Mac much more "friendly" looking, more inviting to the users. They were looking for a way to make it seem like something easy to use, that didn't look "threatening". One of the ways they did this was making a big part of the casing translucent, so you could see the inside of the machine. They also added colours, making it more inviting. Then I realised, there was another company that did almost the same things, two years earlier. Nintendo. Now, I have no idea if Nintendo did it for the same reason as Apple, but in 1996, two years prior to the release of the iMac, Nintendo released the Nintendo 64, which looked vastly different to it's predecessors, as it was now translucent and colourful, as opposed to to being one solid, dull colour (like what happened to the Mac's evolution in to the iMac). So, is there any chance Apple, or Johnny Ive might have been influenced by Nintendo? Or even taken the whole concept by looking at the Nintendo 64?