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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Xerox PARC got 16million from Apple stock
by Sabon on Tue 31st Jul 2012 22:11 UTC
Sabon
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2005-07-06

You DO know that Apple negotiated with Xerox PARC stock and Xerox negotiated Apple stock with Xerox later cashed in for $16 million dollars. That was back in the early '80s when $16 million was a lot more than it is now. So it isn't like Apple ripped off Xerox like Microsoft and other companies did.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

So it isn't like Apple ripped off Xerox


I claimed as such?

Huh. I think you might want to read that again.

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Sabon Member since:
2005-07-06

I didn't say that you said that. But others inferred that Apple ripped off Xerox so I wanted to correct that.

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