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[7]: Crucifixion
by henderson101 on Wed 1st Aug 2012 11:58 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Crucifixion"
henderson101
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As far as I remember, the macintosh 128k was a success (or at least not a failure) and released in 1984. So you could say Apple had the first commercially successful GUI OS, just not with the Lisa.


First Consumer GUI = LisaOS
First commercially successful GUI = MacOS

Yeah, I though on it a little and became dubious about the Lisa being all that successful.

But quantitatively, "commercial successful" is so subjective. If there was nothing competing, it had nothing to really compare it to.

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