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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RE[6]: Ridiculous
by henderson101 on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 10:32 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Ridiculous"
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Exactly. That was exactly Jobs stand point. The Apple credo is very much - "We make great products; great products change the world. If you don’t like our products, get other products." - "Other products" being something made by another company. I saw a quote from Jobs close to that sentiment, but I can't find a reliable source online. Jobs very much stood by that throughout his life. It's one of the things that, despite the many flaws in his general make-up, one should respect him for.

Edit: an just to show how that statement doesn't contradict Apple suing the bejesus out of anyone "copying" their products:

Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. People think it’s this veneer – that the designers are handed this box and told, ‘Make it look good!’ That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. – Steve Jobs


Edited 2012-08-22 10:35 UTC

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