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Just so everybody knows

fillet.jpgI’ve just learned that Apple’s token design anthem, the concave corner joint that marks every white rounded edge on every iPod on the planet, is called a "fillet" (pronounced: fill-let). Not everybody has a 3D modeling printer per se, but it’s still good to know what rounded edges are properly called.

Also, on our big run yesterday we encountered an alien spaceship right in the heart of Rockridge. Lots of fillets on this badboy.

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  1. canary says: December 27, 20077:09 am

    did you know a fillet is actually stronger? it’s stronger than a right angle corner, because it reduces stress concentrations. less is more. and circle gets the square.

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