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[5]: Crucifixion
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 1st Aug 2012 09:48 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Crucifixion"
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Did Xerox actually have many commercial sales? As I remember it was a flop. May be "first commercially successful" would be accurate?

Shifting the goalpasts. Apple fans' favourite pasttime. Oh, so Apple didn't invent it? So what, they were the first to be commercially successful with it! Oh, they weren't the first to be commercially successful? Well, they were the first to do it right!

So predictable.

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