Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Oct 2013 20:54 UTC
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Samsung's Galaxy Gear television advertisement bears a resemblance to the original iPhone advertisement.

This made me smile, though:

There is just no shame - or original ideas - in this company at all.

Yeah! Except for display technology. Oh, and except for microprocessor design. And, of course, they are a driving force in memory chip design. Well, yeah, except for all those things from which virtually every computer product today benefits - Apple or otherwise - Samsung has absolutely no innovative ideas at all. What have the Romans done for us, indeed.

I don't care about Samsung any more than I care about other companies, but to shove the company's contributions to technology aside just because you lack the capacity to grasp the kind of more bare metal innovation they do just makes you look like an idiot.

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RE[7]: Pot & Kettle
by henderson101 on Tue 8th Oct 2013 12:33 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Pot & Kettle"
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Sorry, stealing an idea is stealing an idea. It doesn't matter who you steal it from. Stealing..oh sorry, allow me to correct myself..."getting inspiration" from an artist does not make you a greater artist than someone who gets "inspired" by a competitor.

All right then, how about this slight variation (attributed to Lionel Trilling):

“Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal.”

Which is basically saying, an artist can steal inspiration form all areas of life. Mature Artists know this, realise that there is a way to take a concept, refine it and make a different (sometimes better) product. Then you have the immature attitude that causes a whole sale "let's make an identical product to that one." No real skill in that, no flair. *That* is what Picasso meant by the quote. Whether you believe Jobs understood that is your business, but there's a world of difference between *your* interpretation and reality.

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