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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kovacm
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2010-12-16

I'd love to, but this is about so much more than just these two companies. This is about incumbents like Apple and Microsoft trying to stifle competition and prevent newcomers from entering the market.


Where you was in 80's and 90's when Microsoft wipeout complete competition?!?

If Apple wins, the destructive effect this will have on the technology world will be massive. This is not an attack on Samsung or Android - this is an attack on the very industry I care so much about.


...this is childish - what Apple do today compering what Microsoft was doing in 90's ;)

btw you never answer me: how old are you and what computers did you use so far? Did you have Amiga in 80's?

This is important. Very, very important.


agree.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

His OSNews profile says 1 Dec 1984, which would make him 27.

Given his day of birth it's not likely he owned or even used an Amiga or any other computer for that matter during the 80s. Nor would it ever have been his primary computer after the 80s.

He probably got in to computing around the introduction of Windows 95.

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kovacm Member since:
2010-12-16

His OSNews profile says 1 Dec 1984, which would make him 27.

Given his day of birth it's not likely he owned or even used an Amiga or any other computer for that matter during the 80s. Nor would it ever have been his primary computer after the 80s.

He probably got in to computing around the introduction of Windows 95.


najsssss... ;)

I am 33 now and I still missed great chunk of early _personal computer_ days (got first computer at age of 5 :/)
but for me it is amusing to read all this Thomas writing about what is right and what is wrong ;) - he definitely has spirit but he miss lot of facts (or should I say: experience from innocence, uncorrupted computer days).

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

His OSNews profile says 1 Dec 1984, which would make him 27.
Given his day of birth it's not likely he owned or even used an Amiga or any other computer for that matter during the 80s. Nor would it ever have been his primary computer after the 80s.
He probably got in to computing around the introduction of Windows 95.

I'm around his age, C64 (which I had to buy myself) was my first computer ...in the 90s, closer to the première of Win95 than to the time if my first PC.

While that was likely less common in the NL, probably still not unheard of.
Anyway, kovacm sounds like being from the Czech Republic or the like, he should know that was more typical...

I'd give a lot to go back to that time. The 80s ruled! The 90s was when the dark ages started.
I have a lot of 80s computers, but it's a poor substitute to actually living un that golden age.
I'm 38.

You're looking at the past through very rose-tinted glasses. And anyway, so what are you doing here with modern browser on a modern ~PC? You know, you could visit OSNews on an Amiga... (or at least in some text-mode browser, through proxy massively slowing down the speed of connection) Instant time travel!

YEAH!
Yesterday I hooked up a ZX Spectrum 128, it still works. Your dad's Osborn probably does too.

Yeah, since they are barely used in more recent times... but early micros were notoriously unreliable.

Edited 2012-08-15 00:18 UTC

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