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[7]: Comment by Jennimc
by Nth_Man on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 07:50 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Jennimc"
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2010-05-16

A sale of the cloned product will not result in a sale of the original product. So is this stealing? Yes. Its theft of sales, thats what it is.

If it was true, then:

1) Steve Jobs would be a thief, after stealing a lot, and Steve Jobs would be right when he said:
"We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas."
"Good artists copy; great artists steal."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW0DUg63lqU

2) Steve Jobs would be a thief and would have stolen from Xerox:
"Jobs and a team of engineers visited Xerox PARC, where they saw a demo of mouse and graphical user interface"
http://www.maniacworld.com/alto-computer-video.html [includes an interesting video of Xerox Alto]
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/storysupplement/stevejobs/in...

3) Bill Gates would be a thief and would be right when talking to Steve Jobs:
"Well, Steve, I think there’s more than one way of looking at it. I think it’s more like we both had this rich neighbor named Xerox, and I broke into his house to steal the TV set and found out that you had already stolen it."
http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2010/01/0119apple-unveils-lisa/
http://www.mac-history.net/the-history-of-the-apple-macintosh/rich-...
http://www.macworld.co.uk/blogs/index.cfm?blogId=8&entryId=392
http://www.wservernews.com/archives/wservernews-20090330.html

Edited 2011-10-23 07:52 UTC

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