Maybe Princeton shouldn't be in the business of playing gatekeeper to a dead man's paranoiac death wishes about publication.
what.cd admins took down the file out of respect to the author as well. Princeton's not the only gatekeeper in this story.
The design is OBVIOUS.
this argument is invalidated by Samsung successfully carving niches for a 5" note, a 7" tablet, and phones with wider and taller screens than the iphone's. the iphone itself has also grown an extra row of icons in height. there are criteria regarding screen size selection that have outgrown the original 'human hand' argument.
Rounded edges. Wow. Not having rounded edges are uncomfortable in your pocket. Oblong, well oval or round phones are not comfortable in your pocket either and you'd also like something that doesn't use more space other than to house the required components, of which the size of the touch screen is probably the most important factor.
I too, have 20/20 hindsight. You also focus on the hardware design, and fail to acknowledge the blatant copying of the the IOS look and feel. it wasn't accidental, there are 132 pages which look at every aspect of the iphone with the intention to copy software features wholesale.
Most people handed the same components would come up with the same generic design.
This is precisely the argument, except the components were proprietary at the time. During the development of the phones in dispute, Samsung was responsible for mfg. parts for the iphone and ipad, including screen. of course they would have intimate access to the components ahead of the competition, which is how apple stays ahead. Samsung abused their agreements with apple, and were given an unfair competitive advantage./p
You magnetically drop your device into place onto a block on a power cord. Instead of plugging the power cord into your device. The actual distinction in convenience is a half a second of fiddling per day.
this was why i was genuinely surprised to see cordless mice and keyboards being so commonplace, even though the distance and hassle is so minimal with such devices.
cables are a necessary evil. i'd much rather have a clean desk.
Right, the music industry made such a big comeback and now you see music stores on every corner. CD's are still sold, but not many in independent shops.
Who said anything about CD's? Before Technology seems to be interesting again.
No, places I would never expect would be Kansas, Siberia and the middle of the Sahara. If cable television has taught me anything, it's that the sea is out to kill me. If I can smell saltwater in the air, I'm expecting some explosion of deadliness.
Sorry, I didn't mean to sound facetious.
I didn't perceive you were being facetious. Rather, you came off as an antiintellectual.
get a better dictionary.
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