Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Oct 2013 20:54 UTC
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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.

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RE[8]: Pot & Kettle
by Soulbender on Tue 8th Oct 2013 13:19 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Pot & Kettle"
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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

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