Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Oct 2013 20:54 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y

Samsung's Galaxy Gear television advertisement bears a resemblance to the original iPhone advertisement.

This made me smile, though:

There is just no shame - or original ideas - in this company at all.

Yeah! Except for display technology. Oh, and except for microprocessor design. And, of course, they are a driving force in memory chip design. Well, yeah, except for all those things from which virtually every computer product today benefits - Apple or otherwise - Samsung has absolutely no innovative ideas at all. What have the Romans done for us, indeed.

I don't care about Samsung any more than I care about other companies, but to shove the company's contributions to technology aside just because you lack the capacity to grasp the kind of more bare metal innovation they do just makes you look like an idiot.

Thread beginning with comment 574083
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[7]: Pot & Kettle
by henderson101 on Tue 8th Oct 2013 12:33 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Pot & Kettle"
henderson101
Member since:
2006-05-30

Sorry, stealing an idea is stealing an idea. It doesn't matter who you steal it from. Stealing..oh sorry, allow me to correct myself..."getting inspiration" from an artist does not make you a greater artist than someone who gets "inspired" by a competitor.


All right then, how about this slight variation (attributed to Lionel Trilling):

“Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal.”


Which is basically saying, an artist can steal inspiration form all areas of life. Mature Artists know this, realise that there is a way to take a concept, refine it and make a different (sometimes better) product. Then you have the immature attitude that causes a whole sale "let's make an identical product to that one." No real skill in that, no flair. *That* is what Picasso meant by the quote. Whether you believe Jobs understood that is your business, but there's a world of difference between *your* interpretation and reality.

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[8]: Pot & Kettle
by Soulbender on Tue 8th Oct 2013 13:19 in reply to "RE[7]: Pot & Kettle"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

but there's a world of difference between *your* interpretation and reality.


But unless you are Picasso yours is also just an interpretation of what he said.
In this particular case I also don't see how Apple really refined anything, it's pretty much a wholesale ripoff. Clever to use it in your ad? Sure but it's not being a great artist and you really can't accuse Samsung of being less original (or less of an artist) than Apple when they went with the same idea.

Edited 2013-10-08 13:20 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[8]: Pot & Kettle
by JAlexoid on Wed 9th Oct 2013 09:45 in reply to "RE[7]: Pot & Kettle"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Let's get back to the topic... Apple delivered no more flair than Samsung in the ads being compared. They weren't the originator of the technique. Apple's version was the most recent one that stuck in some people's minds.

Let alone I'll use a quite from TechCrunch:

Examining the Samsung spot closer, there are a number of differences in execution between it and the ‘Hello’ spot. Yes, they’re both supercuts and yes, they both use old movies to make their point. But the Galaxy Gear spot shows objects from the future, not the past, and positions the Gear product as something bringing those future things to the now, not replacing the devices of the past.

http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/07/was-samsungs-galaxy-gear-spot-insp...

Reply Parent Score: 3