Steve Jobs is often quoted as saying “Good artists copy, Great artists steal” (though he was quoting someone else).
Heck, in the PBS show “Triumph Of The Nerds“, Jobs go so far as to say “We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas”. And, looking at the history of Apple software… this is obviously the case.
Yet, somehow, many people now seem to consider Apple to be the source of the vast majority of software (Desktop and Mobile) innovation.
This is the first part in a series of articles that seeks to dispel that very notion.
Bryan Lunduke from the Linux Action Show breaks down the timeline of the theft of “THE DOCK ” over the years. You really should go and read the whole thing now and then stop saying Apple is the best thing to have happened to technology, because it really isn’t accurate or cool anymore.