Old Computers had More Innovative Design

These photos of old computers on CNET show that some of the early computers actually had pretty nice looks (a couple of the ones pictured, not all). Today’s computers are almost always just a box. Innovation today is Apple making a box with rounded corners. Where did we go wrong?
I think the early years of a technological innovation are the most varied design-wise. There is no model to copy, no standards to comply with, and no established consumer expectations. Some of those early cars looked pretty cool too – a lot more than than the five basic shapes you see today.