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Comment on "Mac OS X is Six Years Old Today"
by Scott Stevenson — Mar 25
Designers were doing all those things in Photoshop years before OS X came out or before the Aqua look was introduced (MWSF 2000, I think?)
Designers did similar things of their own accord, but I don't think there was much in the way of software or web sites that used these elements throughout the entire interface (feel free to correct me). That's probably due in no small part to the fact that Quartz made certain elements of Aqua possible.

That's a fairly common fallacy in the Apple world - nothing exists until Apple shows it, and then everybody else is suddenly just following
I think you're giving too much weight to the extreme viewpoints of a vocal minority. No designer creates in a vaccuum, but it's undeniable that Apple is a significant influence on design in high-tech devices.
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