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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Just because one CAN do something doesn't make it a good tool for the job. Obviously you *can* use your tablet to do things it's not particularly good at, but that's shifting to a "jack of all trades, master of none" philosophy - instead of using a tablet for what it's good at, you try to use it everywhere.

Just because it is not particularly good for you doesn't mean it isn't great, for the things I stated, for other people.

Take the typewriter for instance. A LOT of great movies and books were created on a typewriter. I'm guessing you would not think it would be a good device for creating these.

The same with a pen. You may think a pen isn't of much use in society now. But remember that a pen is mightier than a sword. It's the _person_ wielding the tool.

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