Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Oct 2011 23:17 UTC, submitted by jello
Apple So, how serious is the legal battle between Apple and the various Android phone makers, really? Surely, it's just logical business sense that's behind it, right? Calculated, well-planned precision strikes designed to hurt Android where simply making better, more innovative products isn't enough? Well, no, not really. We already knew Steve Jobs took this personal - now we know just how personal.
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RE[5]: Comment by Jennimc
by Nth_Man on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 10:52 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Jennimc"
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2010-05-16

> I think you're confusing features with design.
I was talking about features that were said, like "combine the PDA with the smartphone" or the features that offered Palm Pilot, Ibm Simon, Apple Newton, etc.

> Love Android all you want,
If it's important: I don't love Android, I don't even have one.

> These companies are no longer around, mainly due to
> the fact because others stepped in and ran away with
> the technology they pioneered.
That "ran away with" expression is too similar to "stealing", they are not stealing, Apple did not steal anything from Xerox or IBM Simon or Knight Ridder(*), even if Steve Jobs says it:
"We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW0DUg63lqU

That not-building-something-totally-different-for-the-sake-of-it was beneficial for people, and so there Apple was doing the right thing (tm).

(*) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1381528/Knight-Ridde...

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