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(9 to 5 Mac)   It was twenty years ago today, Steve at Apple taught iPod to play   (9to5mac.com) divider line
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360 clicks; posted to STEM » on 24 Oct 2021 at 1:48 PM (29 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-10-24 2:14:51 PM  
6 votes:
 
2021-10-24 11:57:36 AM  
4 votes:
Another way of putting it is that 20 years ago, Apple acquired SoundJam MP.

Apple does not invent jack or shiat.  They steal what's not nailed down.
 
2021-10-24 2:17:36 PM  
1 vote:
I should put a new battery in my 5th gen Nano just to remind myself exactly how much I hated running iTunes on Windows.
 
2021-10-24 4:37:46 PM  
1 vote:
My diamond rio would like a word
 
2021-10-25 2:54:57 AM  
1 vote:

OhioUGrad: Marcus Aurelius: Another way of putting it is that 20 years ago, Apple acquired SoundJam MP.

Apple does not invent jack or shiat.  They steal what's not nailed down.

And stole from CreativeLabs

http://preserve.mactech.com/content/apple-pays-creative-100-million-ipod-related-lawsuit


From TFA: "A settlement doesn't mean anyone's right or wrong. In general it's just the cheapest way to get on with life," Kroll said. "You do what's best at the time. I'm sure that's what Apple was thinking."

But don't let the facts get in your way. Your kind never do.
 
2021-10-25 9:32:27 AM  
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Enigmamf: OhioUGrad: Marcus Aurelius: Another way of putting it is that 20 years ago, Apple acquired SoundJam MP.

Apple does not invent jack or shiat.  They steal what's not nailed down.

And stole from CreativeLabs

http://preserve.mactech.com/content/apple-pays-creative-100-million-ipod-related-lawsuit

It's funny that the articles never say what those patents are. Probably something like, "We took the existing practice of navigating hierarchically through files and applied it to the existing product of a portable music player. Patent please!" Exactly the type of patent that absolutely stifles the pace of real innovation.


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