And I don't necessarily mean anything pejorative about the design of either one. What I'm saying is that Steve Jobs or his industrial designers did not get the idea for the iMac in a vacuum--the New Beetle was around for a while before the iMac was released (quite a while in prototype, actually) and that if the iMac speakers are the taillights, the rear window is the screen and the CD-ROM slot is the center brake light, you end up with an eerie similarity.

Whenever I'm behind a New Beetle, I feel like someone's got a go-cart with a giant iMac shell.

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