Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Sep 2012 14:51 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Apple Written by Scott Cleland: "With so many fanboys spinning Silicon Valley history, it's sometimes easy to forget about the real chain of events that led to the ongoing Apple-Google thermonuclear war, how the romance turned to hate. This timeline presents an interesting case about why, despite patents and prior art, Steve Jobs had plenty of personal reasons to despise Schmidt, Page, and Brin." Cleland has a very, very good point; quite coherent and well-reasoned... That is, if you haven't got a single shred of historical sense and completely and utterly ignore the 30-odd years of mobile computing development that preceded our current crop of smartphones. It's hard not to be reminded of how certain groups of people dismiss millions of years of fossil records because this record inconveniences their argument. In any case, a comment on the article answered the question properly: "Jobs was a businessman. He was angry he was losing money. Simple."
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RE[3]: Comment by Laurence
by bassbeast on Tue 11th Sep 2012 18:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Laurence"
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The sad part? I've actually dealt with Apple users that seem to have drank that much iKoolaid, Linux users too only their Koolaid comes from the feet of St iGNUcious. The Windows users are a cynical bunch and don't believe in much of nothing and the BSD guys? hell they are just happy someone acknowledges they exist, poor lonely bastards.

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RE[4]: Comment by Laurence
by fatjoe on Wed 12th Sep 2012 17:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Laurence"
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Speaking of cynical bunches, did anyone read the authors bio at the end of his article? Then why are we even discussing this crap?

Scott Cleland is President of Precursor LLC, a research consultancy serving Fortune 500 clients, some of which are Google competitors. He is also publisher of and, and author of the book: "Search & Destroy: Why You Can't Trust Google Inc.

He has testified before Congress three times on Google

Edited 2012-09-12 17:02 UTC

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