Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Aug 2012 10:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In light of the jury verdict in Apple vs. Samsung, the one-liners and jokes flew back and forth. One in particular, by Dan Frakes, has been copied and pasted all over the web, and it goes like this: "When the iPhone debuted, it was widely criticized for having no buttons/keys. Now people think the iPhone's design is 'obvious'." This is a very common trend in this entire debate that saddens me to no end: the iPhone is being compared to simple feature phones, while in fact, it should be compared to its true predecessor: the PDA. PDAs have always done with few buttons.
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RE[7]: Reaching
by BallmerKnowsBest on Wed 29th Aug 2012 15:09 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Reaching"
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Thank you. Exactly. Just in this case WHO would compare a camery to a motel T??

Aside from people who know what an automobile is?

No one. Yes literally they are both cars, but no one would look at the two and compare them.

Bullshit, of course you can compare them. You should probably avoid ever studying phylogeny, it would likely cause your brain to explode, leaving your last words as "Nooooooo, wolves can't be canids because foxes are canids and they're not the same thing, nooooo!"

Same with a PDA and the iPhone. Which is why the iPhone and Android phones are very popular and most PDA's were not.

So you're saying that smartphones are not "personal digital assistants" & a PDA magically stops being a PDA when you add a cellular antenna, SIM card slot, and a dialer application. And when people have pointed why that's idiotic, your response is little more than "la la la, I'm not listening."

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