Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jul 2012 19:38 UTC, submitted by tupp
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It might be a cliche, but sometimes, a picture says more than a thousand words. Over the years, I've often talked about how the technology world is iterative, about how products are virtually always built upon that which came before, about how almost always, multiple people independently arrive at the same products since they work within the same constraints of the current state of technology. This elementary aspect of the technology world, which some would rather forget, has been illustrated very, very well in one of Samsung's legal filings against Apple.
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by orfanum on Mon 30th Jul 2012 20:17 UTC
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I sincerely hope that Apple gets a legal pasting, i.e. is hoist by its own legalistic petard.

I am tired of 'capitalists' who haven't got the backbone to live by the rules they apply to everyone else but themselves. From banks to oligopolies, 'capitalists' hide behind ever bloated, increasingly unaccountable states either arbitrarily to get them to socialise their liabilities or protect them via pettifogging legal systems, where justice is not so much blind as quadriplegic.

Where's the free market? Where is the freedom of choice that the consumer needs to possess in order to make markets free? Where is competing on merit for the common good? As G.K. Chesteron said, the problem isn't that there are too many capitalists but that there are too few: (look beyond the religious stuff and ask yourself whether in the final analysis we need any state, communist or corporatist/capitalist).

I am ashamed to say I am posting this from an iPhone. Never again once this contract is over.

(Edited for typos)

Edited 2012-07-30 20:20 UTC

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