Sunday, February 19, 2012

Innovation at Microsoft and Apple: copying Linux and China

"Good artists borrow, great artists steal!" - Pablo Picasso
IT World / Eight features Windows 8 borrowed from Linux
...while Microsoft has long been accused of stealing from the open source community, according to some Linux fans, it's getting to the point where Microsoft simply appropriates good Linux features.
engadget / Introducing the original iPAD, Proview's late '90s iMac-like desktop
[Chinese Proview] actually stylized the name as iPAD, and it stood for Internet Personal Access Device. They hit the market way back in 1998 and weren't tablets, but all-in-one PCs that looked an awful lot like another machine that debuted that year -- the iMac.

Picasso didn't consider Information Age patent con artists.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

FBI release Steve Jobs file (4MB PDF)

"Several individuals questioned Mr. Jobs’ honesty stating that Mr. Jobs will twist the truth and distort reality in order to achieve his goals."
"the Apple Computer Company has been less than cooperative, in terms of providing assistance as requested of the Legal Department."

Via Future Journalism Project and Wired.