Dennis Boyle: The Power of Smart Design

He helped shape the breakthrough Palm V -- and he thinks portable devices are about to become amazingly powerful

Dennis Boyle discovered the joys of product design at the tender age of 10 -- when he decided to build a sailboat and float it on a pond near his house in Michigan. A local news photographer showed up and snapped his picture. "I thought, this is really cool. You make stuff, and people put you in the paper," Boyle laughs.

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