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It is not obvious - false equivalency | 311 comments | Create New Account
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It is not obvious - false equivalency
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, August 06 2012 @ 06:26 PM EDT
I'm not the OP of this thread, but I wrote Rewriting History.
I agree with you that
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In the real world sometimes there really is a bully beating up on some
other kid.
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In the instant case I do not believe there is any bully or little kid.
This case is about two giants arguing over whose gnat has bitten each.
Both of them are not the only companies to conduct take-apart of their
competitor's products. Both of them hire stooges to stake out the pizza
and wine bars of Palo Alto and Seocho-gu looking for strange new hardware.
Both of them have such tight security and secrecy around their R&D
facilities that simultaneous invention is highly probable.

The law is constructed to easily deal with the case of the bully and
the little kid. But Samsung and Apple are equals, who both blinked at
the same time, thus each did not see the other blink, and now they
are fighting over that mistake.

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