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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earksiinni
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2009-03-27

So... if i copy Iphone, but make it a little bit more polished ... i just inovated a little ;)


Yes, precisely. That's exactly what I'm saying. Geeks don't seem to understand this.

You mentioned something about a dictionary. Unfortunately, that's the attitude about Apple that most geeks have: "this is the 'definition' of innovation and Apple is not conforming to that definition!" I think it's a very narrow (and arrogantly self-serving) way of thinking about innovation.

Its like saying : there were no linux before Ubuntu !


No...it's like saying that desktop Linux was not so polished before Ubuntu. But I would never say that (how easily people forget about Knoppix and MEPIS). I specifically acknowledged that Apple is taking a lot of its paradigms from preexisting products (and research).

I should reiterate that I use the most unpolished software on earth and have never bought an Apple product.

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Yagami Member since:
2006-07-15

as i wrote on a post in the thread , i admit my mistake of the definition of inovation. so i do agree with your original post. sorry for the mistake.

but i do not agree with : " I think it's a very narrow (and arrogantly self-serving) way of thinking about innovation.".

i think that we should stand by the correctness of things and just not say inovation or invention just to conform with what the media or companies say.

but then again, i stand by the gnu/linux slogan and not just linux, so you see from what kind of geek i come from ;)

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