Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 25th Aug 2012 06:07 UTC
Legal Reactions to Apple's yesterday win are in. Tim Cook: "The lawsuits between Apple and Samsung were about much more than patents or money. They were about values. At Apple, we value originality and innovation and pour our lives into making the best products on earth. [...] We applaud the court for finding Samsung's behavior willful and for sending a loud and clear message that stealing isn't right." Samsung: "Today's verdict should not be viewed as a win for Apple, but as a loss for the American consumer. It will lead to fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices. It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners, or technology that is being improved every day by Samsung and other companies."
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Values, sure.
by Soulbender on Sat 25th Aug 2012 07:02 UTC
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We applaud the court for finding Samsung's behavior willful and for sending a loud and clear message that stealing isn't right.


But...Jobs said stealing was good. Heck, the man even took pride in it.
Funny how going from underdog to big dog can change your values.

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RE: Values, sure.
by Nth_Man on Sat 25th Aug 2012 07:39 in reply to "Values, sure."
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2010-05-16

But...Jobs said stealing was good. Heck, the man even took pride in it.
Funny how going from underdog to big dog can change your values.

If anyone needs citations:

Video of Steve Jobs saying:
"We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW0DUg63lqU

The interview comes from a documentary called "Triumph of the Nerds" which chronicles the rise of the PC beginning in the 1970s and continues through the IBM PC and Apple Macintosh.
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And in http://www.osnews.com/comments/26306 we can read that "Microsoft's response to Apple's win is probably the most cringeworthy of all: 'Windows Phone is looking gooooood right now.'"

“Well, Steve, I think there’s more than one way of looking at it. I think it’s more like we both had this rich neighbor named Xerox, and I broke into his house to steal the TV set and found out that you had already stolen it.”
-- Bill Gates, Mac Week, March 14, 1989
http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2010/01/0119apple-unveils-lisa/
http://www.mac-history.net/the-history-of-the-apple-macintosh/rich-...
http://www.macworld.co.uk/blogs/index.cfm?blogId=8&entryId=392
http://www.wservernews.com/archives/wservernews-20090330.html

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