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The life of a designer: From Apple to surfboards to digital encyclopedias

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From his early work, creating the eMate at Apple, to his latest project, developing a digital encyclopedia based on Wikipedia, Thomas Meyerhoffer has been at the forefront of innovative computer design.

From his early work, creating the eMate at Apple, to his latest project, developing a digital encyclopedia based on Wikipedia, Thomas Meyerhoffer has been at the forefront of innovative computer design. Smart Planet takes a closer look at his design philosophy and his current work, reinventing the design of surfboards.

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