The websiteÂ Seven Days, which bills itself as Vermont’s independent voice, has a nice interview with early Apple employee and industrial designer Jerry Manock. Â As expected, most of the interview is about Jerry’s relationship with his former boss Steve Jobs. Â Manock, who is credited with the design ofÂ most aspects of the Apple II outside the circuit board and logic,Â as well as the form of the Disk II drive, worked closely with Jobs on the case design of the ill-fated Apple ///, and the Macintosh.
Read the article, which includes scans of Manock’s original design contract for $1800 with Jobs from 1977,Â here. Â In 2007, Jerry appeared at the Computer History Museum with fellow Apple Industrial Designer Robert Brunner. Â You can watch that sessionÂ here.