Linked by David Adams on Wed 6th Oct 2010 16:51 UTC
Apple Let me tell you, when what you teach and develop every day has the title "Innovation" attached to it, you reach a point where you tire of hearing about Apple. Without question, nearly everyone believes the equation Apple = Innovation is a fundamental truth--akin to the second law of thermodynamics, Boyle's Law, or Moore's Law. But ask these same people if they understand exactly how Apple comes up with their ideas and what approach the company uses to develop blockbuster products--whether it is a fluky phenomenon or based on a repeatable set of governing principles--and you mostly get a dumbfounded stare. This response is what frustrates me most, because people worship what they don't understand.
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RE: What about the ipod?
by tetek on Wed 6th Oct 2010 19:53 UTC in reply to "What about the ipod?"
tetek
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2010-10-04

It wasn't so bad:

http://www.doobybrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/first-gen-ipod...

They all look alike in that year:

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Mini-Yepp-Player-YP-20T/dp/B00005B4BS

Their innovation was that they used a hard drive. Other mp3 player had 32MB of Flash memory. And now you have 5GB in small case.

A lot of people have no idea as to how much of OSX was taken from somewhere else

Everything was taken from something else i.e. icons - Xerox anyone?

It's not about where is it from - is't about how it's used.

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