Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Oct 2011 23:17 UTC, submitted by jello
Apple So, how serious is the legal battle between Apple and the various Android phone makers, really? Surely, it's just logical business sense that's behind it, right? Calculated, well-planned precision strikes designed to hurt Android where simply making better, more innovative products isn't enough? Well, no, not really. We already knew Steve Jobs took this personal - now we know just how personal.
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2008-09-11

Steve Jobs:
"We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas."
"Good artists copy; great artists steal."

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Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

Like Steve Jobs said...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW0DUg63lqU

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henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

If you're going to mid quote, at least attribute correctly. Supposedly it was Pablo Picaso who Jobs was quoting when he said "Good artists copy; great artists steal." read this:

http://arthistory.about.com/b/2009/01/26/good-artists-borrow-great-...

I think the words "Good artists borrow, great artists steal" constitute one of the most misunderstood and misused creative phrases of all time. To me, it means the difference between aping and assimilating; between copying and internalizing; between being unoriginal and innovative. Between, sad to say, right-clicking an online image and picking up a low-tech pencil.

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Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

If you're going to mid quote, at least attribute correctly.

He wrote that Steve Jobs said that, he did not wrote that Steve Jobs was the author :-)

Also, perhaps someone has said that "We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas" before.

Edited 2011-10-25 09:15 UTC

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

But of course you must omit the rest of what Jobs definitely said himself right after that quote?
(demonstrating his shallow understanding of the Picasso quote BTW - if anything, it was about artists who simply record reality vs. those who hijack reality)

What he himself said was even mentioned right above - and "We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas" is quite clear.

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