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[4]: Crucifixion
by henderson101 on Wed 1st Aug 2012 09:29 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Crucifixion"
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"they had the first comercial graphic OS

They did not. That honour belongs to the Xerox Star, launched in 1981. See what I mean with people not having a clue about history and just assuming Apple did everything?

Did Xerox actually have many commercial sales? As I remember it was a flop. May be "first commercially successful" would be accurate? And this isn't the Mac, this is the Lisa.

"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.

When you really break it down, Apple only developed the original Mac OS,

Wrong. Or is the Mac OS X on my Mac Mini Scotch Mist? The Openstep on my old grey box bears almost no resemblance to Mac OS X 10.0, let alone 10.7. There are a few similarities, but then there are as many to Classic MacOS also. So, you are now belittling the 10+ years Apple worked on OS X?

Your post is a perfect illustration of what I meant in the article: people have no clue about history, and just parrot whatever they read in [....] forums without actually bothering to look up the facts.

Yep, indeed Thom.

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