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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RE[5]: Losing money?
by Laurence on Wed 12th Sep 2012 09:37 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Losing money? "
Laurence
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Technically your response was already emotional enough, since it was basically an ad hominem.

That's purely your emotional interpretation of my post and nothing more. So please don't accuse me of emotional bias because you're unable of impartiality yourself.

BTW, here let me help you remember what you actually wrote , so perhaps now you can comprehend my previous post

You do comprehend what "needs" means? It represents a desire, not a literal quantitative. Perhaps next time you decide to drop Latin into your comments, you learn grasp English first. ;)

Anyhow, the crux of the point you're querying is that exponential growth cannot be sustained (neither by iOS nor by Android) without:
1) absorbing their competitors market,
2) and eventually monopolising the market.

Thus -as I had stated- Apple need a monopoly if that want to sustain the exponential growth that their currently displaying.

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