Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Feb 2013 09:04 UTC
Apple John Gruber illustrates the dangers of not having a clue about history: "The utter simplicity of the iOS home screen is Apple's innovation. It's the simplest, most obvious 'system' ever designed." Thanks for playing.
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Breaking News Apple Rips off IBM
by phoehne on Thu 21st Feb 2013 20:17 UTC
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In 2001, IBM Research had a "smart watch" based on Linux. So Apple MUST be ripping off IBM. They OBVIOUSLY had the idea 12 years before Apple! Or maybe they're ripping of Dick Tracy? In any case, Apple did something that most companies fail to do and that is to move toward simplicity. The tendency most people have is to overthink use cases and stick all sorts of crap on the screen. So I look at it as very much a zig to the conventional zag that other companies are copying to a degree.

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