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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RE[2]: adults ?
by Laurence on Tue 7th Aug 2012 15:48 UTC in reply to "RE: adults ?"
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26


As a forum member, yes. As somebody supposedly reporting news, no not really. I grew up with the BBC where they bend over backwards to be fair to all parties. Maybe I'm spoilt? I expect journalists to report fairly and where they disagree with something, to give opinion pieces to expose they own feelings.

BBC sensationalise as much as any other news organisation and thus also chase after trendy news items - giving them unfair bias over competitors. eg Apple product launches have always been a feature since the launch of the iPhone, yet no other competitors were featured on even the Technology pages of the news site until only the last 24 months ago.

Furthermore, nearly all of their IT reporters are technologically inept. Rory Cellan-Jones is the prime example; he once went on record slating Linux because he couldn't even manage to install Ubuntu on a bog standard PC and then bitched about how hard it was to use because he tried to compile OpenOffice instead of pulling it from the software repositories.

BBC used to be good back when it pretty much had a monopoly. But in the post satellite / cable TV era they've been spiralling downwards. Worse yet, in the post internet era, the few good articles the Beeb have published have amounted to little more than a copy and paste job from Reuters (but then isn't that basically how all news works these days?)

The ironic thing about all this is, in your campaign for impartial reporting, you've referenced a news organisation that's off it's game but you which you had fond childhood memories of, and have given an unbalanced counterargument regarding the Apple vs Samsung slapping contest. So with all this talk of fair arguments, you've been guilty of the same conviction.

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RE[3]: adults ?
by henderson101 on Tue 7th Aug 2012 16:21 in reply to "RE[2]: adults ?"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Yay me!

Put it another way: would you prefer the Times/Telegraph/Guardian or the Sport/Sun/Mirror? We're leaning towards the latter here.

Edited 2012-08-07 16:34 UTC

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RE[4]: adults ?
by MrWeeble on Tue 7th Aug 2012 16:57 in reply to "RE[3]: adults ?"
MrWeeble Member since:
2007-04-18

So long as it's not the Daily Mail

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RE[4]: adults ?
by MOS6510 on Tue 7th Aug 2012 19:26 in reply to "RE[3]: adults ?"
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RE[4]: adults ?
by Laurence on Tue 7th Aug 2012 20:52 in reply to "RE[3]: adults ?"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Yay me!

Put it another way: would you prefer the Times/Telegraph/Guardian or the Sport/Sun/Mirror? We're leaning towards the latter here.

The Independent is my paper of choice. The Times isn't that much better than The Mail (from what I recall) and the Guardian is biased too. Never read the Telegraph though.

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RE[3]: adults ?
by Soulbender on Wed 8th Aug 2012 04:20 in reply to "RE[2]: adults ?"
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BBC used to be good back when it pretty much had a monopoly


You mean back when it was the governments lap dog? ;)

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RE[4]: adults ?
by Laurence on Wed 8th Aug 2012 06:28 in reply to "RE[3]: adults ?"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

"BBC used to be good back when it pretty much had a monopoly


You mean back when it was the governments lap dog? ;)
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I might be wearing rose-tinted glasses, but it wasn't that biased was it?

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