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.
Thread beginning with comment 529219
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Member since:

I've got a 1st and 3rd gen Apple iPad with an Apple bluetooth keyboard.

So you have a laptop ;) .

Reply Parent Score: 4

Dr.Mabuse Member since:

"I've got a 1st and 3rd gen Apple iPad with an Apple bluetooth keyboard.

So you have a laptop ;) .

A crippled one at that!

Reply Parent Score: 3

Sabon Member since:

It's only crippled if you can't figure out how to use them. It's not the device. It's the user.

Reply Parent Score: 1

Alfman Member since:

Thom Holwerda,

"So you have a laptop ;) ."

+1 if I could. It's funny that people buy tablets, and then add on laptopesque accessories. Though I can't say I blame them, having played with my wife's tablet with and without a keyboard, there's no doubt that the keyboard is the uncontested winner for text entry. Maybe the pendulum of time will swing back again and give us tablets with swivel keyboards which give the best of both words, just like we used to have. Only this time they'll be lighter and much more affordable.

Reply Parent Score: 4