Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Aug 2012 22:14 UTC
Legal "The web has been alight these past few weeks with the details of the Apple v. Samsung lawsuit. It's been a unique opportunity to peer behind the curtain of how these two companies operate, as the trial seeks to answer the question: did Samsung copy Apple? But there's actually another question that I think is much more interesting to the future of innovation in the technology industry: regardless of whether the courts say that Samsung copied Apple or not, would we all be better off if we allowed - even encouraged - companies to copy one another?" This is very relevant.
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by MOS6510 on Tue 21st Aug 2012 04:47 UTC
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"Apple didn't stop innovating at all. Instead: they came out with the iMac."

Yeah, but they almost went bankrupt before that and it took the return of Steve and a financial injection from Micrsoft to save them. After that it still took a couple of years to become relevant. Probably the iPod, more than the iMac, put new wind in their sails.

"Copying" probably benefits the consumer in the sort run, but it stops innovation from companies in the long one. Without any game changers companies, like Samsung, just copy others and keep adding bells 'n' whistles to their products, but never really change anything.

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