quote: Apple issued a statement to the BBC, "We think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours."
quote: After all late Apple CEO and co-founder Steven P. Jobs famously brazenly bragged of his company's lust for stealing others' work, "Picasso had a saying - 'Good artists copy, great artists steal.' And we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas."
quote: If you've ever said anything like the "patent system is self regulating" you're a retard - as can be easily seen over the past few years, the patent system is horrifically broken and essentially completely ineffectual.
quote: Also, if one has a "great idea" one is most certainly going to patent it.
quote: The fetishisation of the Jobs quote always strikes me as an expression of the insecurity of those who use it, they need it as a sort of shield because they know inside who really copied who and, along with the sad failures of the Android model, it hurts.
quote: And insecurity isn't being a shill and feeling like you have to justify Apple's every move, be it right or wrong?Apple are losing their battle in the courts. You have said many a time that the courts would take the right decisions. It seems as though finally they're starting to.Don't you ever look in the mirror and think "how did I ever become so brainwashed?"
quote: Yet it's perfectly OK for Apple to have reengineered it's OS following the success of the Treo and Blackberry. Apple stole so much from those products. They really only added a multitouch screen and UI. Yes it was well done, but a blatant ripoff. Why is one OK and not the other?
quote: Which was a direct ripoff of the psion and you know it.
quote: Go immediately to an optician and get some specs - you need them.
quote: What's hard to stomach however are those that, all evidence to the contrary, insist even though they know it's not true...
quote: you are just twisting them to your advantage.
quote: Don't you ever look in the mirror and think "how did I ever become so brainwashed?"
quote: OK, giving you the benefit of the doubt here, I have a serious question for you Tony. If not a mental issue, how can you explain a man who spends so much of his time on the internet at a tech website defending a company and the products they make, and the political moves they make. I cant see any reason other than of of the two scenarios... Either you are being paid or otherwise compensated to do what you do, or you are just that overly zealous about Apple that you just have to do this all day. If its the latter, I stand by my assertion that you have mental issues... But, please enlighten us all as to your motive. We are waiting.
quote: That may upset some people but there are plenty of people around here who want Android to crush Apple so what's the difference?
quote: Prime example; The iPad. Do you think Apple came up with it? Not a chance in hell. The creators of Star Trek; The Next Generation did, in 1986 when they created props for the show. Manufacturers came up with similar ideas in the late 90's, but it wasn't until 2008 did we have technology of a type that was able to emulate such a grand idea envisioned by Gene Roddenberry and his master SciFi crew. Apple has made a very compelling copy of that idea. But it is only that, A COPY! Android is doing much the same. And each are getting better at it.