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.