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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puenktchen
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2007-07-27

Yes but unlike the monochrome, mono sounding Macs and their single tasking and non responsive Mac OS, the Amiga provide near photo quality color, stereo sound, real multitasking, and the closest to an Unix system a mortal user can get.


Yes, the hardware and the operating system where far better, but Thom was speaking about the GUI and the GUI was definitely inspired by the Mac Finder and not as refined. I switched from Amiga to Mac in 92 and I missed the smooth multitasking and the direct access to the system, but certainly not the GUI.

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