If Android is a "stolen product," then so was the iPhone (ars technica)
Posted Feb 24, 2012 11:50 UTC (Fri) by khim
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There's always someone else that did it before, but there's always someone that made it happen for everybody else. That latter in this case is most certainly Jobs.
Nope, that's Google. Jobs is like Edison. And I don't mean "idolized imaginary Edison", but the real one. Who "invented" (actually borrowed) lightbulb… and then spent years trying to stifle further development of it (in the case where real inventor was obvious Edison formed joint company). Who invented electricity distribution… and then spent the rest of his life trying to make sure noone else will do anything better (the last inefficient Edison's DC station was closed in XXI century!). Who invented motion pictures… and controlled them so much that industry quite literally run to the other side of the continent to avoid endless lawsuits (that's how Hollywood was formed and that's why it's on west coast, not on east one).
P.S. It's ironic how easily Hollywood (which started as bunch of mass violators) forgot about it's roots - but that's separate history.
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