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[7]: adults ?
by henderson101 on Wed 8th Aug 2012 12:21 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: adults ?"
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No one is perfect, definitely not me, but starting from an extreme position leaves no headroom for any alternative. Painting oneself in to a corner is not good journalism. Having a point of view is fine. You can hate Company A and support Company B without descending in to out and out absolutist name calling and taunting. That's my complaint. It's not that Thom likes A and hates B, it's that we get venomous and poorly researched opinion pieces attached to any story that has a small connection to a specific company. I mean, look at the stories over the last few days -

"Dangers of a monoculture" - The guy was screwed over by a hacker that used multiple techniques to gain access to his account with multiple levels of incompetence from both himself and the providers the hacker gained the info from. But no, apparently it was all down to Apple.

"OS X Mountain Lion: data loss via 'Save As'" - the article the story is based in is flat out wrong. Retraction or correction? No.

"iOS 6 beta 4 removes YouTube application" - we got a knee jerk reaction till the Verge got the inside scoop.

"A visual guide to Apple's IP claims" - we got a very childish opinion shoved at us in the comment on the story. Except, today we get this story : "Samsung's iPhone-to-Galaxy SI comparison", which goes a long way to backing up many of the claims in both the story we're talking about and puts doubts on bunch of other stories claiming the opposite that have been used to throw this agenda forward.

It's very hard to read this site and take the reporting seriously when everything is slanted so far in one polar direction. I know Apple is evil and does really shitty things, is a patent troll and doesn't do anything except try to make more money through these types of cases.... but then, what is Samsung? Unclean and very much in the same boat... possibly even dirtier if you believe some stories floating about.

All I'm asking for is some balance in the reporting. It seems like the "Samsung's iPhone-to-Galaxy SI comparison" has kind of given that today. Good stuff. I only wish Thom had the decency to admit that he might have gone too far. The problem is - if I say any of this, I get accused of being an Apple fanboy and get a very defensive Thom being angry at me. Really, no one can win.

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RE[8]: adults ?
by Laurence on Wed 8th Aug 2012 13:41 in reply to "RE[7]: adults ?"
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I'm glad you've now taken to time to explain your position a little more because you're coming across a lot better now than you were in your original 3 post rants.

While I do agree with a lot of what Thom posts, you are right that, at times, his pieces sound incredibly one sided.

Thanks for taking the time to explain your position though ;)

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