Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th May 2011 21:10 UTC
In the News What about a little Nixonian intrigue? A respected public relations firm has been caught executing a secret smear campaign against Google to large media outlets, trying to make Google looks bad (or worse, depending on your point of view). Who hired this firm to do this? You'd think Microsoft or Apple, it's right up their alley - but no, it's actually Facebook.
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these companies are run by children
by unclefester on Fri 13th May 2011 06:07 UTC
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The problem is that many computer related technology companies were founded by incredibly immature and socially dysfunctional geeks (insert name here). There are virtually no responsible adults in authority in any of these companies.

You never hear car companies publicly criticising their competitors or ridiculing rival technology. They don't sue because some other maker allegedly copies the shape of their tail lights or also names a model the "GT".

Car makers consider reverse engineering and blatant copying to be perfectly legitimate tactics as long as IP isn't directly infringed. No one sues because everyone else also does it. The original MX-5 was a blatant copy of the original 1960s Lotus Elise. In the 60s and 70s Nissan made almost perfect copies of Mercedes six cylinder and Ford V8 engines with many interchangeable parts.

Edited 2011-05-13 06:25 UTC

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