Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 17:53 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Jobs called Android a 'stolen product', but theft can be a tricky concept when talking about innovation. The iPhone didn't emerge fully formed from Jobs's head. Rather, it represented the culmination of incremental innovation over decades - much of which occurred outside of Cupertino." Nothing particularly new in there for regular OSNews readers, but still handy to have it in one place.
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To use Gruber's reasoning
by thesunnyk on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 23:45 UTC
thesunnyk
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2010-05-21

If we listen to what Gruber would say, "stealing" an idea, which is what he thinks Apple is doing, is different from "borrowing" it, which is what he thinks Android is doing. In order to "steal" it, you have to make everyone think that you came up with it in the first place.

So I think that means if Android becomes so good that we forget the iPhone then Jobs won't be so angry at Android any more.

Let's try and bring his soul some peace people!

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RE: To use Gruber's reasoning
by Stephen! on Fri 24th Feb 2012 17:58 in reply to "To use Gruber's reasoning"
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2007-11-24

So I think that means if Android becomes so good that we forget the iPhone then Jobs won't be so angry at Android any more.


He's quoted as saying that he wanted to destroy Android, even if he had to spend all of Apple's money to do so.

That doesn't seem particularly smart, particularly in this current economy, that he was potentially willing to bankrupt Apple over a personal vendetta.

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RE[2]: To use Gruber's reasoning
by nefer on Fri 24th Feb 2012 19:17 in reply to "RE: To use Gruber's reasoning"
nefer Member since:
2012-02-15

That doesn't seem particularly smart, particularly in this current economy, that he was potentially willing to bankrupt Apple over a personal vendetta.


Its called "being passionate" about what you do.

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