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[10]: Crucifixion
by smashIt on Wed 1st Aug 2012 18:33 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Crucifixion"
smashIt
Member since:
2005-07-06

But the Lisa was stupidly expensive and the Star cost close to 10 times as much as the Lisa.


10k$ (lisa) vs 16k$ (star) is not 10x
and for it's time and price 25k sold stars isn't something to be ashamed of

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RE[11]: Crucifixion
by puenktchen on Wed 1st Aug 2012 22:10 in reply to "RE[10]: Crucifixion"
puenktchen Member since:
2007-07-27

Xerox Star sold 25k, Apple Lisa 100k. 70k Macs were sold in the first three months, thats a different league.

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RE[11]: Crucifixion
by henderson101 on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 13:09 in reply to "RE[10]: Crucifixion"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Lisa was a stand alone, single user system. The Star required (or maybe worked best) in a networked environment.

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