Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 17:19 UTC
Legal In a statement released today, Apple announced it is suing HTC, claiming the Taiwanese phone maker infringed upon 20 of Cupertino's patents related to the iPhone. After Nokia and Apple suing one another a number of times over the past couple of months, this is the next high-profile patent lawsuit in the mobile phones business. Engadget has the filings, and it seems that Apple wants to avoid angering Microsoft, but has no qualms about taking on Google. Update: Engadget analyses every single patent in the claim.
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RE[2]: Hilarious
by tupp on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 19:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Hilarious"
tupp
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Thanks for the link to the video interview of Jobs.

Jobs misquotes Pablo Picasso when he says, "Good artists copy, great artists steal."

Picasso actually said, "Bad artists copy, good artists steal." The Picasso quote has a different connotation than Jobs' misquote.

Jobs/Apple do significantly more copying than "stealing."

By the way, decades before Pablo Picasso's quote, T.S. Elliot stated: "Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal..."

In the same video interview, Jobs makes this statement about Microsoft and "taste": "The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste..., and what that means is... they don't think of original ideas." ( http://youtube.com/watch?v=upzKj-1HaKw )

Interesting. Especially when that quote is juxtaposed with another Picasso quote: "Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness." (Anderson, SC, March 24, 1957)

The juxtaposition of these two quotes exemplifies the philosophical dichotomy between those who are truly creative/original and those who try to seem creative/original. I tend to side with the brilliant, pioneering artist, rather than the snobby, self-deluded CEO.

Of course, this dramatic difference in creative philosophy (and in quote interpretation) didn't stop Apple from shamelessly exploiting Pablo Picasso's image in its advertising: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdxVIyuO4OU

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