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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RE: Comment by henderson101
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 31st Jul 2012 09:42 UTC in reply to "Comment by henderson101"
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On the one hand, you have people who support Apple, you have places like the Verge digging up Apple designs that pre-date these Samsung ones - that didn't get reported here.

Those are irrelevant since they don't prove anything. Apple is the one claiming Samsung ripped off the *iPhone*. So, secret Apple designs from *before* the iPhone have no bearing on supporting that accusation, because being secret and all, Samsung could not have copied them.

They're definitely interesting from a historical viewpoint, but they do not support Apple's accusations in any way.

It's very easy to point a finger and shout "Thom is biased", and he is. In his mind Apple lost/will lose/should lose.

I'm indeed biased. I'm biased against patent trolls, and software and design patents because they are the biggest threat to this industry - even more so when it's incumbents like Apple and Microsoft.

Edited 2012-07-31 09:51 UTC

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