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]: To posters in general
by Sabon on Wed 1st Aug 2012 16:57 UTC in reply to "RE: To posters in general"
Sabon
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2005-07-06

People may call other vacuum cleaners Hoovers (they are starting to call them Dysons now) but the companies that made them are not allowed to make them look exactly or almost exactly the same. They have to make them look different enough or the get sued.

The same is true for tablets or should be.

My main thing is. How lazy and pathetic is Samsung that they can't come up with their own look?

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RE[3]: To posters in general
by Calipso on Wed 1st Aug 2012 20:11 in reply to "RE[2]: To posters in general"
Calipso Member since:
2007-03-13

Don't all tv's look essentially the same? Wouldn't the salesperson be to blame for selling a Samsung TV to someone that wanted a Sony TV rather than blaming Samsung for making their TV's look like black rectangles?

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