Report: Apple's Jobs Tried For Anti-Poaching Deal With Palm
Posted 20 August 2009 - 08:10 AM
Posted 20 August 2009 - 08:47 AM
Posted 20 August 2009 - 08:49 AM
I will never understand the Apple fanbase’s continual insistence that Apple, and Jobs in particular, is some benevolent entity that was placed on Earth solely for the betterment of mankind. They are as vicious and cutthroat as the next business out there, if not more so. You are aware that most of the basis (windowed applications, the mouse, etc.) for the original Mac was taken from Xerox, right?
The “pathetic game” you refer to is known as “competition” and if Apple had a legitimate claim to these mythical “stolen” ideas they would have legal recourse, but they don’t.
Posted 20 August 2009 - 08:56 AM
Part of living in a free society is the fact that employees are free to move about at will. If they feel they are being slighted by an employer (I’ve heard Apple is a frequent abuser of employees), they are free to move on to someone that will treat them better.
As long as they don't directly bring Apple's intellectual property with them, it’s simply competition. If Apple had some legal claim to the ideas implemented in the Pre, I’m sure we’ll be hearing about it in the courts.
Posted 20 August 2009 - 09:05 AM
Apple hired (stole) Mark Papermaster straight from IBM. Apple does the same thing every other company does- offer more money, give promotions, etc. to lure great employees away from other companies.
Posted 20 August 2009 - 09:14 AM