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[15]: Reaching
by TM99 on Fri 31st Aug 2012 00:10 UTC in reply to "RE[14]: Reaching"
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My issue is when the reason you are showing the past is to bash the present.

I appreciate your reasoning though I disagree, and here is why. Right now, Apple needs bashing. What is being done needs to be made consciously aware not only for techies like yourself but non-techies like myself.

During the height of Microsoft's worst practices, they too needed 'bashing' as you put it. And while things will never be absolutely 'hunky dory' with Microsoft, their corporate culture has changed enough where the bashing is not as necessary. Just simple reminders of their past are sufficient.

And if Google or any other corporation, tech oriented or not, were to act as Apple is now (sociopathic in my professional opinion) then absolutely they need bashing too.

So I am quite glad that Thom and others are publishing article and after article reminding everyone that while Apple is currently the top dog and has done some great things from the past into the present, they still are revising history, abusing the patent system, and following a dead man's psychological obsession. That definitely deserves constant 'bashing'.

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