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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RE[2]: Orfanum has it right
by Sabon on Tue 31st Jul 2012 22:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Orfanum has it right"
Sabon
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2005-07-06

Give it a rest and report on more fun and interesting stuff.


I'm not blaming Thom for doing this at all. Things like this get people posting and creating new page views which brings in more money. Again, I don't blame Thom at all for this.

The best thing to do is just pass by posts like this if you don't like them. It's like a TV. You have the remote. You can change the channel any time you want.

But I do wish there was more fun stuff too. But fun stuff takes time to research and it isn't like Thom has a lot of free time to do this. You could always send Thom a million dollars and then he would probably have plenty of time to research and post more fun articles. ;)

PS: Unfortunately there really isn't too much interesting stuff going on with Amiga or Haiku (BeOS opensource clone), etc. Thom is doing the best he can but people have to do interesting fun stuff for him to have something to post.

Edited 2012-07-31 23:00 UTC

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RE[3]: Orfanum has it right
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 31st Jul 2012 23:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Orfanum has it right"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

OSNews is not a moneymaker. This is a labour of love. Whether we have x hits or x+1, it makes no difference. We get about enough to keep hosting up.

We're not John Gruber who makes hundreds of thousands of dollars per year with his site. Would be awesome though.

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RE[4]: Orfanum has it right
by Sabon on Wed 1st Aug 2012 16:19 in reply to "RE[3]: Orfanum has it right"
Sabon Member since:
2005-07-06

OSNews is not a moneymaker. This is a labour of love. Whether we have x hits or x+1, it makes no difference. We get about enough to keep hosting up.

We're not John Gruber who makes hundreds of thousands of dollars per year with his site. Would be awesome though.


I realize that. I'm just saying that it takes time to create this website and to find things and then to comment on them. If someone wants something significantly better, that would require more time. Are you saying you wouldn't accept a million dollars if someone offered it to you? lol

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RE[4]: Orfanum has it right
by zima on Fri 3rd Aug 2012 02:47 in reply to "RE[3]: Orfanum has it right"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

We get about enough to keep hosting up.

Isn't that after subtracting Aston Martins, though?

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