Apple and Samsung

At Apple, we value originality and innovation and pour
our lives into making the best products on earth.
Tim Cook
What has been will be again, what has been done will be 
done again; there is nothing new under the sun.

What is originality and innovation? Is it possible, for a human being, to create something that has never been before? Is an original and innovative product always better? Another question: is such a product always good for the market? And for the whole society? How many innovative products society needs per decade? Is creating an original product significantly more complicated than creating a product based on someone else’s ideas? What is the cost structure of Apple products, and what percent of the price is contributed to the originality? Are products of Apple original and innovative? How the originality is scoped? Is it “something that has never been done in the universe?” or “something that has never been done on the Earth?” Or “never been done in the USA?” Or something the product designer has yet never done before? Why is this scope? Another question: is suing other companies an original and innovative activity, or how else spending tons of money and time for suing Samsung is compiant to the Apple’s values?

I don’t like CE products of Samsung and don’t own any. I also don’t like CE products of Apple and don’t own any. I just believe, if somebody’s product is selling, and selling good, and is hitting the nerve and finding loyal customers, it should be illegal to preventing the corresponding company from selling this product. Because it will piss off a lot of product users. And pissing off people should be illegal. Especially if it is done out of such vague and abstract principles as originality and innovation.

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