Powervelocity.com wrote:Yep, it's getting a bit old just labeling anything "cheap Chinese stuff" if it's made in China. Let's face it: most of stuff we consider hi-end whether it's your iPhone or professional grade Makita tools are made in China.
Yeah I agree with that, folks can't impugn an entire country as being bad just because a lot of stuff is made there..
I think they should say "gray market stuff" as the type of junk they argue about struggles to ever have a real face/brand behind it... it just exists...
If you look at what true innovators are doing, they are moving away from trying to protect their prior art or whining about others copying it. Rather, open source - go to it and copy it. The original innovator strives to be ahead, so their next design is always better and of greater value, even if the clones were half capable of a proper replica. Either that, or face constant (and very expensive) intellectual property lawsuits.....
Sorry if people don't like this stuff but now and then I like to give little history lessons about stuff thats on the same topic of discussion...
Most people consider Steve jobs a true innovator and when he found out Google was copying their iPhone idea he was very angry and in my mind I think its what caused his cancer and killed him in crazy/anger...
Website quote "When Apple was working on its iPhone strategy, which included what is now iOS, Google's CEO was Eric Schmidt and he was serving on Apple's board. That means that he was likely privy to Apple's iPhone strategy and roadmap at the same time Android was in its infancy."
http://au.pcmag.com/mobile-operating-sy ... er-android
Most of Apples operating system work came from BSD opensource unix-like OS projects, one of the most obvious reasons that Steve Jobs/Apple started to build their billion dollar software/hardware projects on BSD was because the BSD licencse says you can do what ever you want with it except claim it was all your own, this also means you don't need to share any source code if you don't want to unlike GPL Linux..
Website quote ".. have been incorporated in whole or in part in modern proprietary operating systems, e.g., the TCP/IP networking code in Windows NT 3.1 and most of the foundation of Apple's OS X and iOS....
Apple Inc.'s Darwin, the core of OS X and iOS; built on the XNU kernel (part Mach, part FreeBSD, part Apple-derived code) and a userland much of which comes from FreeBSD
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkeley_ ... stribution"
So many people love their smart phones but little know where it came from or how it came to be.. They might think they are clever to even think it first came into to existence because of Linux which couldn't technically be further from the truth, but after Androids release the iphone most certainly had proper competition.
Most people put Google into the "true innovators" or "moving away from trying to protect their prior art" group but there have been a lot of angry Linux folks out there in the past accusing Google of breaking GPL open source licencing rules and illegally withholding source code to profit from it..
Website quote " Android's poor track record on openness is becoming harder to ignore.
The company revealed Thursday that it will delay publication of the Android 3.0 source code for the foreseeable future—possibly for months. "
http://arstechnica.com/information-tech ... comb-code/
All to often when I ask the question about how something has happened or say why someone like Eric Schmidt being on Apples board while conspiring against them did what he did etc? The answer comes back always as "because they can"... or "because it could..."
One of the things I been noticing more lately then ever before is how little the world stands still and how the world is constantly moving faster then I think, its like watching a floating iceberg you never really see it moving but it most certainly is..
What am I saying with all this? The world is a complicated place...