Originally Posted by chrischris
The Dancall brick from 88 .
Yeah. I'm kind of thinking that's the way to go.
Here's the story: long ago, Sony brought to the US the whole Japanese aesthetic of small, tiny, black boxes, with few controls, and those controls being marked with mysterious symbols known only to initiates and cogniscenti.
People bought the aesthetic. Things seemed "hi-tech". Of course, the transistor's size had much to do with this.
So there's since then been a continuing design cycle of small, small, small ; to the point that modern cameras are undersized for the human hand and cellphones are weird metal wallets.