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.
Permalink for comment 529112
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: Crucifixion
by Soulbender on Wed 1st Aug 2012 09:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Crucifixion"
Member since:

they had the first comercial graphic OS

No, as Thom said that was the Xerox Star.

and they had it for many many years (what like 20)

Uh, no. Seriously, wtf? Digital's GEM came out in 1985, and so did Windows 1.0. Amiga and Atari ST in 1987. X Windows came out in 1984.

if you compare it with Samsung I haven't heard they have an in house OS

Bada. Not that it matters if they have decades of experience or not. It's the end product that counts.

plus Mac OS X was a really advanced OS back then

Yeah, it was SOOO advanced. Windows had nothing on it...
"Advanced" is more than a fancy GUI.

that is a really subjective issue

Ah, just like how you claim OSX was "really advanced".

In any case Apple has been developing OS from more than 20 years I think I think they might have a little experience developing OS's

Sure, too bad they rested on their laurels for some 20 years and almost went under. I guess bad experience is also experience.

If they don't bring any more advancements is because money wise reasons

Ah, so they will stop innovating again and let the competition kill them? Because that's money wise.

Edited 2012-08-01 09:29 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 5