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I am in no way defending Sadsong Samsung on this, but this story begs the question. Why in THE world did Hogan grant an interview in the first place? And why did he feel compelled to "spill the beans" during that interview. From what I have read, had that interview never taken place, Samsung would have nothing to say at this point.
Samsung's leadership apparently consists of a gang of blithering idiots. They are found with their hands in the copy machine and all they have to say is that Apple lacks innovation? The previous poster is spot on. Samsung is so delusional it's down right scary.
You're arguing for the sake of arguing, and here's the proof from your own self-answering argument:Since the "sole purpose" of a bluebox is not to be a ubiquitous, innocent home-use repair/construction tool like that of a "screw driver," it is therefore silly to compare the two in an analogy.The entire point is still being missed here. I am merely saying that we should refrain from being so judgmental on this hacker in light of the two Steve's own past and in light of the...
Such a statement is splitting hairs. Lawyers like to use such statements to get their criminals clients off in court. It's not unlike avoiding a lie by refusing to tell the whole truth. Such is ethically and morally unsound, even if an unscrupulous lawyer is sometimes effective at using that in a court.But a personal admission helps to clarify matters. Jobs himself said "These were illegal, I have to add... But we built the best one in the world!" He admitted that in...
Under that logic, we should swiftly and promptly release from jail all thieves who have Jobsian style creative minds.Theft is a crime no matter how some try to spin it. Therefore if one tries to make excuses for Jobs and Woz, one has an equal moral obligation to make a similar defense for this Russian hacker, simply because an arrestible offense is an arrestible offense.The point is that we Apple lovers would do well to stop selectively casting that first stone. If you...
  Without a doubt, piracy is theft.  Indeed, it is essentially the same kind of serious high-Dollar theft as the Blue Boxes that Jobs and Woz built (without which, Jobs strongly contended there would be no Apple today): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFURM8O-oYI (We treat that past with a flippant attitude because (a) it happened so long ago and is irrelevant today, and (b) because it was done by Steve Jobs, someone who ultimately became that rich, famous, genius father...
If you read through my original post again you will see that I plainly said he should be "condemned" just like Napster was to be condemned. The point that continues to be missed is the fact that not every situation should be viewed in a 100% negative light. We human beings all too often do that, without trying to see what positive and constructive things could come of the bad. My statement in no way encourages bad deeds. I am merely being an optimist versus a...
You're missing the point entirely, focusing instead on how to destroy the naughty people. People are naughty. That includes you and me too, even though you and I aren't naughty in the same manner as thus Russian youngster. Let's try to make something good come from this rather than beat a dead horse.
It's interesting to read through some of the posts over there: http://www.in-appstore.com/ People there are basically divided in the same way as folks in this forum, with no one talking about the real problem or long-term solution. Everyone seems to be praising piracy or condemning it, or going off-topic on things like taxes. This is really NAPSTER all over again. In the past, people stole music like mad because there was no popular legal means to get that music in a...
Try the following on an iPad: 1) Visit that Microsoft web page. 2) Scroll to the bottom and notice the iPad screenshot, which clearly shows they are targeting iPad owners with SkyDrive. 3) Now scroll back to the too of that page and note that you cannot watch the video on your iPad! What the heck?! Clearly, this is evidence of what you're going to get (or rather, what you won't be getting) if you sign up for SkyDrive. All said, I myself see no reason to abandon DropBox...
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