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

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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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

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.

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ingraham Member since:
2006-05-20

I'd give a lot to go back to that time. The 80s ruled!


Not a chance. Ugh. No Internet. (Sure, sure, if you were an academic you had access. To e-mail and Usenet. Woohoo.) Poofy hair. Amber / black 12" monitors. The Me Decade. Crappy graphics. Swapping floppy disks. Poofy jackets. BASIC. 2400 baud modems. No thanks.


The 90s was when the dark ages started.


That's when they LIFTED. I remember in late 1996 when my Legal Studies professor at Wharton said, "Have you seen this site called Amazon.com that sells books?" Hells to the yeah!

I have a lot of 80s computers, but it's a poor substitute to actually living in that golden age.


I have no 80's computers, although my father has a genuine Osborne sitting on a shelf. Five years ago I powered it up and it worked fine, but i don't know it still does. Since I can play PC games in DOSBox or emulate a Mac if I want to play Dark Castle, I have no desire to try and use an AT style keyboard and an EGA video card tied to a 63-pound 13" monitor.

I'm 38.


So am I. My Core i7 with GeForce GTX 680, 16GB of RAM, solid state boot drive, and 1.5TB RAID 1 mirror (all on SATA 6Gbps) will be over here playing Skyrim while you reminisce about King's Quest.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

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).

Considering your name, you're likely from the Czech Republic or a similar place in the region - so it's a bit weird that you missed those days, you'd know that using C=64 or Amiga and such was common well into the 90s... curious that you miss such simple fact now.

"innocence, uncorrupted computer days" were times when we were frankly being ripped off, with price/possibilities ratios.
(but I guess that might explain why you like Apple)

Oh, and...

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

In the 90s Apple tried to stop others from using the concept of GUI, by litigation - that's as low as it gets (and they're doing it again; and back then they utterly lost BTW)
MS... sure, they also played dirty - but the truth is, Windows 3.x & 95 (the earlier years of the 90s was when the ball got rolling) were simply the best choice than anything else available: http://www.osnews.com/thread?522221

Edited 2012-08-15 00:11 UTC

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