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n1581j

@wildblue.net
reply to fiberguy

Re: non-apology

If anybody copied anyone it was Apple using a product developed by SAMSUNG in 1993 from an idea by Grid and marketed by Grid. All Apple has done is condense the size of the idea which was only natural baring in mind developments in technology and software over the intervening years. They even stole the name. PAD. I sold that product before the IPad became Steve Job's wet dream. That was way back when. So NO, Samsung did not copy and it's lawyers should of known this but unfortunately they were still in school and dreaming of cheer leaders at the time


Davesworld

join:2007-10-30
Everett, WA
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said by n1581j :

If anybody copied anyone it was Apple using a product developed by SAMSUNG in 1993 from an idea by Grid and marketed by Grid. All Apple has done is condense the size of the idea which was only natural baring in mind developments in technology and software over the intervening years. They even stole the name. PAD. I sold that product before the IPad became Steve Job's wet dream. That was way back when. So NO, Samsung did not copy and it's lawyers should of known this but unfortunately they were still in school and dreaming of cheer leaders at the time

Were they at least smokin' hot?


Oh_No
Trogglus normalus

join:2011-05-21
Chicago, IL

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reply to n1581j
Actually the GRiDPAD was made by samsung in 1989.
It ran MS-DOS with a custom extension to use the stylus/touch screen.
It also had a serial port and memory cards so it was more advanced than the ipad even back in 1989.
A police department in California used them.

The guy who invented the GRiDPAD went on to invent the palm pilot which Apple also copied for the iphone.

Apple just loves stealing everyone else's ideas and designs.


KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
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join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK
said by Oh_No:

Apple just loves stealing everyone else's ideas and designs.

... and patenting them, and then suing.
--
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini


Oh_No
Trogglus normalus

join:2011-05-21
Chicago, IL
It is amazing that people pretend that mp3 players, smart phones, and tablets did not exist before the ipod, iphone, and ipad.
Its like when apple tried to say they invented the word app that we all have used for file sharing over modems since before you could even get internet access.


PapaMidnight

join:2009-01-13
Baltimore, MD
reply to KrK
said by KrK:

said by Oh_No:

Apple just loves stealing everyone else's ideas and designs.

... and patenting them, and then suing.

Why innovate when you can litigate?