Linked by umad on Thu 25th Aug 2011 22:51 UTC
Apple I thought OSNews would be a good forum to talk about a matter that has been weighing on my mind lately primarily because the site has been so focused on Apple's patents and litigation as of late. The news that HP, the largest PC manufacturer in the world is spinning off or getting out of this business is what really prompted me to write this article.
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But there is a lot to be said for polish :-) I think Apple does "innovate", but not as much as we (the Apple fanbois) would like to admit. I think what Apple does well is take existing ideas (and truth be told, most ideas rest on the shoulders others) and takes them to a place few thought / dared to go.

Don't let your fellow fanbois (you said it - not me) hear you saying this... they might lynch you with the cord of a one button mouse!

THIS is why many, many people believe that Apple, as a company and the individuals that represent it, are being EXTREMELY hypocritical as of late. And many of us really don't like hypocrisy - it jars us. It is a double standard to the extreme... when Apple uses the ideas of others it is "adding polish" and "being bold." When others do the same, it is "stealing" and "unfair."

My open question to people that defend this is - "Do you really not see why this makes people angry?"

And before someone chimes in with legal technicalities in specific cases - save your breath. I'm referencing the larger picture and the perception. If anyone would care to address the disparity I'm all ears.

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