memphis and macPaint

Somewhat related to the "infinite fill" blog posts from 2004: illustrated essay on the connections between MacPaint computer fill patterns and Memphis plastic laminate designs. (thx travis) The links are mostly visual and zeitgeisty--it's not like Mac hired Memphis designers to do MacPaint patterns or the designers used Macs. Ettore Sottsass, it is explained, had a history of working with computers (his design for a mainframe interface depicted in the essay is extremely tasty). But whether he used MacPaint is something the essay just speculates about. The computer designs by Memphis-ers depicted in the essay all predate MacPaint.