Originally Posted by joergsi
No, I would never claim this!
My intention was to point out that even Apple did some copy-jobs!
I'm just a poor German Brainwashed ex-Xerox employe
At the PARC there was the first demonstration of GUI with the usage of the graphical elements with a mouse + group working at a document in a Network, that was 35 years ago!
Later on Microsoft has done some copies on Apple's ideas, and the copy of the Apple-Store is just pathetic!
I'm sorry for my original statement, that Apple has stolen the GUI from XEROX.
After I have finished my entry I will go to the cellar and I will shoot myself!
But the facts are, that Apple is doing a great job of adopting ideas of others, and developing them further near to perfection. That is what makes them different VISION and STYLE.
- But an OS with a GUY? Not their idea.
- A device that plays MP3? Not their idea.
- A telephone that you can carry around? Not their idea.
I like the Apple products, because the products are working and most important the products are working out of the box, no fiddling around to make them work.
But every time this discussion about what MS has copied from Apple or not? Face the facts, Apple is doing the same and they are really good with this. Better one perfect copy then three not working originals!