Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Aug 2011 09:33 UTC
Legal Day 2 is underway in the Apple v. Samsung case in The Netherlands, a microcosm of what would have happened in Germany, had Germany implemented the concept of due process. Most interesting bit so far? Samsung is using the Knight Ridder tablet from 1994 as a case of prior art. I was unaware of this device, but be sure to watch the video - this is an iPad. Amazing. This doesn't actually surprise me though - my father worked at a large newspaper company his entire life until he retired a few years ago, and in the early '90s, he already attended demonstrations of devices like this, taking home promotional material that amazed my child brain. This was supposed to be the future of newspapers, until development on these kinds of devices suddenly halted - my father never understood why. Update: Forgot to mention that like yesterday, Andreas Udo de Haes, editor at, present in the court room, is covering this. This time, in English. Update II: Samsung has presented 20 cases of prior art for both tablets and smartphones. Update III: I'm liking Samsung's lawyers.
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Apple - the new Microsoft
by n0b0dy on Thu 11th Aug 2011 12:06 UTC
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Or so people claimed. I feel Apple is more like WINTEL (Microsoft and Intel combined) at it's worse, with a sprinkle of SCO. I've never seen a company acting remotely this bad before.

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RE: Apple - the new Microsoft
by moondevil on Thu 11th Aug 2011 15:17 in reply to "Apple - the new Microsoft"
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Yeah, with this type of behaviour I am glad that Apple always remained a minor player.

Can you imagine how bad IT would be if Apple managed to be half of the size from Microsoft with this type of behaviour?

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Aren't they twice the size by now?

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