Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Aug 2012 12:24 UTC, submitted by henderson101
Legal "Comparing Samsung's flagship products before and after release of the iPhone & iPad, and how Apple's intellectual property infringement claims hold up." A terrible visual guide that ignores not only Samsung's own pre-iPhone designs, but also - and worse yet - the thirty-odd years of mobile computing that preceded the iPhone. Typical of today's technology world: a complete and utter lack of historical sense. Worse yet are the claims about icons: only the phone icon is similar, but Apple did not invent the green phone icon. This is a remnant of virtually all earlier phones which use a green phone icon for initiate/answer call, and a red phone icon for terminate/reject call. Claiming this deserves IP protection is beyond ridiculous, and shows just how low Apple is willing to go.
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Thom I actually enjoy your bias, and the main reason I do is that I started reading Daring Fireball before OSNews.

Boy, the lengths to which that idiot John Gruber goes to twists facts and cherry-pick fragments from all over the place in an attempt to make Apple look good while ridiculing all of its competitors is annoying beyond belief. So I developed a hatred for Apple. A hatred I honestly don't know how to get rid of. And, of course, a hatred for Daring Fireball as well. If Apple were to go bankrupt tomorrow and Daring Fireball's servers were to be wiped out, along with all backups, I would be a happy man hehe.

The point though, is that since Apple happens to build great products, with extreme attention to detail, visually appealing, remarkably engineered, etc, etc, it just seems that they'll never go bankrupt and one-sided sites like DF will just have lots and lots to brag about. And Gruber's snark isn't going away any time soon. And the iIdiot clan will just keep getting larger and larger. Frustrating, I know :-)

So I think that's what's happening with you. It seems you can't wait for Apple to do something slightly bad, or for a competitor to do something slightly good for you to go all-out against Apple or all-out in favor of the competitor. And I get that, so I like this site for that. Your posts are better than, say, Gruber's in many ways. You research your stuff before you post. You seem to look at all the alternatives. Gruber on the other hand doesn't double check anything if it has something bad to say about Apple.

But boy, have you become biased, man! And it shows. And while I like it because of my hatred of DF and Apple, I think regulars and newcomers alike will who are unaffected by sites like DF and by the extreme level of stupidity which seems intrinsic to all/most iIdiots will be kinda put off. So, for the sake of good journalism, I believe so you should maybe, just maybe, step back the Apple hatred a bit and just keep doing what you do best: Write great OSNews articles. I think it'll be better in the long run :-)

p.s. I'm at work and had no time to proof-read this so be warned ;)

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henderson101 Member since:

+1. I don't have to like that you like his bias, but everything you are saying about his lack of objectivity and integrity is true and worth being modded up.

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Bennie Member since:

Sorry but i think you used the wrong word when saying: Thom lacks integrity

from wikipedia:

Integrity is a concept of consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes. In ethics, integrity is regarded as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one's actions.

What i did read from Thom is actually the opposite of "lack of integrity". He is totally honest about his bias. He is consistent in his hating software patents.

And saying you agree with leonalpha's observation that Thom lacks integrity is strange: Because he not even said that.

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