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[9]: Crucifixion
by MOS6510 on Wed 1st Aug 2012 13:00 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Crucifixion"
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You keep the Star, I'd take the VIC-20:

The Xerox Star was not originally meant to be a stand-alone computer, but to be part of an integrated Xerox "personal office system" that also connected to other workstations and network services via Ethernet. Although a single unit sold for $16,000, a typical office would have to purchase at least 2 or 3 machines along with a file server and a name server/print server. Spending $50,000 to $100,000 for a complete installation was not an easy sell, when a secretary's annual salary was about $12,000 and a Commodore VIC-20 cost around $300.

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RE[10]: Crucifixion
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 1st Aug 2012 13:14 in reply to "RE[9]: Crucifixion"
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Might want to give source there (Wikipedia) ;) .

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RE[11]: Crucifixion
by MOS6510 on Wed 1st Aug 2012 13:16 in reply to "RE[10]: Crucifixion"
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Hold on, hold on! I was just about to:

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