Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Oct 2012 10:45 UTC
Apple Beautiful video tribute and written message from Tim Cook regarding Steve Jobs, who passed away one year ago today.
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To mr Swash
by Janvl on Fri 5th Oct 2012 20:52 UTC
Janvl
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2007-02-20

It is OK for other companies to rip off Apple designs.
Because they are not originals.

Like it is OK that the cars from Japan, Taiwan, Germany look alike and not one of them feels "ripped off".

Like it is OK that televisionset from Philips, Samsung, Grundig etc. look alike and not one of them feels "ripped off".

How long must his list be for you to understand that originality was something that maybe Adam and Eve had but no one after that.

Human being learn by imitating, just like primates and most other mamals, we can only benefit from it. Forbidding to imitate means blocking progress.

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RE: To mr Swash
by zima on Wed 10th Oct 2012 15:18 in reply to "To mr Swash"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Like it is OK that the cars from Japan, Taiwan, Germany look alike and not one of them feels "ripped off".

It goes further - in the grand picture, when we see cars from the past, we generally think "oh, that's a car from the turn of XIX/XX century" or "that's a car from 20s-30s" or "that's a car from the ~50s" and so on. Being able to tell the difference between contemporary brands & models is a very temporary thing. Similar with TVs.

Oh, and we were to thoroughly follow that particular book of mythology, Eve was just a de-rated knock-off of Lilith. Adam also "in image"... (but, since our deities look like us only because... we thought of them, we created them - the same way how the gods of giraffes would look like giraffes - it's circular at this point)

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