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[6]: Comment by kovacm
by henderson101 on Wed 1st Aug 2012 11:43 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by kovacm"
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Legal briefs are designed to stand up in court. Lawyers spend their lives picking holes in other peoples lives/interests. That has little to do with the reality outside of the courtroom. And Samsung's lawyers will be doing their best to do the same. Once you enter a Court of law, gloves come off and reality ceases for both parties - seriously. It's all about painting the most believable picture, otherwise injustices would never happen. Reality outside of litigation, on the other hand, there's a different outlook. You seem to miss that entirely. You also seem only to be able to see black and white in any argument. There's no black and white in this, nor any other court battle. Human's are fallible, weak and have extremely selective memory (and this is even in built as many studies have shown.) We remember what we want to, not what necessarily actually happened. End of story.

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