Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Sep 2012 14:51 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Apple Written by Scott Cleland: "With so many fanboys spinning Silicon Valley history, it's sometimes easy to forget about the real chain of events that led to the ongoing Apple-Google thermonuclear war, how the romance turned to hate. This timeline presents an interesting case about why, despite patents and prior art, Steve Jobs had plenty of personal reasons to despise Schmidt, Page, and Brin." Cleland has a very, very good point; quite coherent and well-reasoned... That is, if you haven't got a single shred of historical sense and completely and utterly ignore the 30-odd years of mobile computing development that preceded our current crop of smartphones. It's hard not to be reminded of how certain groups of people dismiss millions of years of fossil records because this record inconveniences their argument. In any case, a comment on the article answered the question properly: "Jobs was a businessman. He was angry he was losing money. Simple."
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Tinfoil hats for everyone!
by JAlexoid on Mon 10th Sep 2012 17:16 UTC
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Isn't it interesting that when Mr. Schmidt was on Apple's board and aware of the iPhone, Google was not "late" to the smart phone market (Google-Android now has dominant market share), but when Google's Schmidt was out of the loop as a board director on the existence of the iPad, Google is somehow "late" to the tablet market?

Please! Google was as late to the smartphone market as much as they were late to the tablet market. Can we stop with the damn conspiracy theories? Smartphone market was just a greener pasture for Android.

Facts are:
iPhone introduced in January 2007
Android demoed November 2007 (10 months apart)
iPad introduced in January 2010
Honeycomb on XOOM first appears on screen December 2010 (11 months apart)

Math kills that stupid logic. In fact, there's no logic there after all.

What is interesting is that Scott Cleland doesn't bother actually looking at facts with a clear mind.

(Scott Cleland: "He has testified before Congress three times on Google." Objectivity be damned!)

Edited 2012-09-10 17:19 UTC

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