Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Aug 2012 10:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In light of the jury verdict in Apple vs. Samsung, the one-liners and jokes flew back and forth. One in particular, by Dan Frakes, has been copied and pasted all over the web, and it goes like this: "When the iPhone debuted, it was widely criticized for having no buttons/keys. Now people think the iPhone's design is 'obvious'." This is a very common trend in this entire debate that saddens me to no end: the iPhone is being compared to simple feature phones, while in fact, it should be compared to its true predecessor: the PDA. PDAs have always done with few buttons.
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RE[5]: Reaching
by zima on Sun 2nd Sep 2012 23:59 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Reaching"
zima
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What monopoly do you see Apple forming using litigation as a stick?

Of course, I don't expect you to see that Apple, by exploiting corrupted patent system (largely broken exactly by such corps... originally, the system was meant to protect truly novel ideas, not every modest remix that comes along), wishes to create a monopoly (that's pretty much the definition of a patent, all about a legally granted monopoly) on the most vague and obvious of ideas... to stop all others from using what are pretty much the only sensible designs.

In doing that, Apple has an unstated wish of depraving most of the world, all the "lesser" people, from the advancements made mostly by the tech industry at large... (1. Apple openly states the desire to target only the few most "profitable" percentages of people 2. Apple also quite openly wishes to block any advancements they supposedly bring from being used by other manufacturers - when you bring those two to their logical synthesis...)

Edited 2012-09-03 00:18 UTC

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