Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jul 2012 19:38 UTC, submitted by tupp
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It might be a cliche, but sometimes, a picture says more than a thousand words. Over the years, I've often talked about how the technology world is iterative, about how products are virtually always built upon that which came before, about how almost always, multiple people independently arrive at the same products since they work within the same constraints of the current state of technology. This elementary aspect of the technology world, which some would rather forget, has been illustrated very, very well in one of Samsung's legal filings against Apple.
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As Jobs himself once bragged, great artists steal.

It seems what they really mean is "great artists, as long as the artist is Apple, steal. If not then they are thieving bastards who should be drawn and quartered."

Edited 2012-07-31 03:56 UTC

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tylerdurden Member since:

Steve Jobs wasn't the original author of the quote. I always found it ironic; that he took somebody else's quote to complain against plagiarism.

Edited 2012-07-31 23:32 UTC

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hjeff Member since:

Fwiw, Jobs never claimed to have originated that quote. I believe he attributed it to Picaso.

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