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Sazar

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Fascinating little article here by a site I am checking out more and more.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/07/05/apples-little-problem-with-ripping-off-artists/

There is something to be said of being big enough and rich enough to get away with ripping off people like this.

There have been numerous stories and typically I would say, well they're just after money. However, in this case, with such clear evidence, I am re-thinking that philosophy.

A clear history of wanton disregard for the work of other people.
 

madmatt

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Apple is awesome! *eats an orange*
 

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Not really surprising.
Apple doesn't seem much like a good company to me.
Although, when you release the same product 7 times with each one, a tad better than the previous one, How can you go wrong!
 

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Let's make applesauce! :D
I think you are infringing on Apple's copyright there Gonaads :p

"I play, I could", in fact I am infringing upon their copyright twice in this statement!
OH holy Apple, how I have failed you,
GAAAH It was done again!
 

Roadhog

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this is what I think of Apple.

midgets.jpg
 

gonaads

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Soooo, the company that is known for soooo much artsy fartsy innovation can't even dream up their own artsy fartsy commercials.
 

gonaads

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And the kind that Sazar really really luvs...

loompa.jpg


Seriously disturbed Midgets.


Weeeeeeeee...
*runs* :p
 

synical33

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I <3 Engadget!!! Regardless of that little bump they hit not too long ago regarding a news article that was not true.

ENGADGET RULES!!!
 

NetRyder

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iRipoff - it's the most "revolutionary" ripoff you've ever seen.
Redmond, start your photocopiers!
 

Sazar

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iMidget?

I'd consider buying one, but only if it came with a click-wheel and a touch screen and I could put it on vibrate :smoker:
 

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Speaking of iRIPOFF. No one mentioned the ugly, confrontational attempt by @pple to steal the name iPhone from it's registered owners.

They do seem to have a problem with intellectual property, unless of course it is their siftware...

I still think Zerox should own them! Mouse, GUI, etc. direct steal.
 

Johnny

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I still think Zerox should own them! Mouse, GUI, etc. direct steal.

I thought it was microsoft who stole xerox's code, not apple ... OSX is open source linux if you think about it.
 

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no, the original MacOS when the mac first came out was ripped from Xerox.. microsoft later stole it from Mac ;)

OSX is based on the old Mach and Next kernels mostly.
 

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I thought it was microsoft who stole xerox's code, not apple ... OSX is open source linux if you think about it.

Actually if you think about it, it is not.
 

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