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Icons are iconic
Authored by: celtic_hackr on Tuesday, August 07 2012 @ 01:10 PM EDT
So Apple takes the internationally recognized symbol of a telephone, changes the
background color from blue to green and that they claim makes their icon unique?
I know, I've seen almost identical icons all over the US when trying to find a
payphone. Back in the day when those things actually existed in quantity. That
symbol is so old, it's not even funny.

Now the sunflower one, they have a point there. Sure it's different, but
definitely uses a sunflower. All the rest are just common symbols.

Odd that Apple's gears logo looks disturbingly like an old KDE gears graphic.
I'm pretty sure KDE predates: the iPhone, the iPad, and the iPod. KDE 1.0 1998,
iPod 2001. So who copied who, now?

See through applications? Who was first a KDE theme, a Gnome theme or Apple?
I'll bet it wasn't Apple. Who copied who? Kettle meet pot. Tapping, very much
like tapping the left or right mouse button. Sliding? I'm fairly sure the Norton
Desktop, and numerous third party Windows control makers had sliders, long
before Apple dreamed up the iPod.

Fear me, I am one among many, I remember the evolution of the desktop from DOS
type CLIs to Xerox's XWindows which you copied to make the Apple interface from,
and which MS copied from you. I remember much more along the way. Having self
taught myself coding back in 1986 when I wrote a Basic compiler for my MSDOS
3.2, so I didn't need to use GWBasic's interpreter. There are others out there,
with skils and knowledge I don't possess, combined we ARE FOSS and we know the
truth.

Puh-lease. Apple you are self-delusional and need to get your meds adjusted.

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