Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Aug 2012 17:43 UTC
Legal We all know about Apple's look-and-feel lawsuit against Microsoft over Windows 2.0, but this wasn't the only look-and-feel lawsuit Apple filed during those years. Digital Research, Inc., the company behind GEM, also found itself on the pointy end of Apple's needle. Unlike the lawsuit against Microsoft, though, Apple managed to 'win' the one against DRI.
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BallmerKnowsBest
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(but it being a mistake seemingly didn't stop the PR machine, the cult, like with the ridiculous campaign of "PowerPC 'supercomputer on a chip' G4" based on a few hand-picked SIMD benchmarks)


Ah yes, the "G4 is supercomputer" BS - which was based solely on some outdated US export restrictions, which considered CPUs to be supercomputers if they exceeded a certain number of Gflops. By the same absurd standards, the PS2 was also considered a super computer:

http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=950767

For most technology companies, something that would be one of their most shameful moments. But Apple? I'm not even sure that would make the top 10 in Apple marketing hall-of-shame. After all, this is the same company that tried to make random playback sound like an amazing new feature, when the 1st-gen iPod shuffle came out:

http://www.apple.com/ipodshuffle/" rel="nofollow">http://web.archive.org/web/20050112043302/http://www.apple.com/ipod...
(WARNING: may cause adverse reaction for those with severe allergies to bullshit)

Or there was the time that they tried to associate themselves with George Harrison, in a cynical attempt to cash-in on his death:

http://web.archive.org/web/20011203234543/http://www.apple.com/

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