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Response to Xithras (Reply #47)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:46 AM

64. Technology tends towards

Convergent evolution. If you put ten development groups to work on a large-scale task, odds are their solutions are going to be remarkably similar. Apple has often led the this curve, but a lot of "copying" isn't, really.

I wasn't really "revolutionized" when I saw the first iPhone. Apple wasn't the first to have that UI, or the first to have a touchscreen, or the first with any of it, really - they were the first to integrate it all and package it neatly, and being a large, monolithic entity they were able to build the first proper app store (less a function of innovation or creativity), but I honestly wasn't surprised or mindblown.

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