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Is Jonathan Schwartz a filthy scum liar?

Without any concrete evidence, I’m going to say that, yes, the former CEO of Sun is a filthy scum liar.

Why do I say this? Because when talking about a conversation he supposedly had with my close, personal friend Steve Jobs back in 2003 about Sun’s “Project Looking Glass” ripping off Apple’s IP, Schwartz claims he got the upper hand on Steve in a verbal battle of wits:

My response was simple. “Steve, I was just watching your last presentation, and Keynote looks identical to Concurrence – do you own that IP?” Concurrence was a presentation product built by Lighthouse Design, a company I’d help to found and which Sun acquired in 1996. Lighthouse built applications for NeXTSTEP, the Unix based operating system whose core would become the foundation for all Mac products after Apple acquired NeXT in 1996. Steve had used Concurrence for years, and as Apple built their own presentation tool, it was obvious where they’d found inspiration. “And last I checked, MacOS is now built on Unix. I think Sun has a few OS patents, too.” Steve was silent.

Since everybody know that Steve would never let himself get pushed around like that, we can safely assume that Jonathan Schwartz is a filthy scum liar. Also he probably lied about the Concurrence/Keynote thing, and Sun having any patents at all, because there’s no way that Steve would ever be so colossally short-sighted to threaten to sue someone who could immediate sue him back, or to hold such an egregious double-standard. Obviously. Steve’s a super-genius who doesn’t need to steal anyone else’s great ideas because he’s got so crapdamn many of his own.

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  1. March 10, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    You just copied the word egregious from Jonathan’s article, old man 😉

    • March 10, 2010 at 12:51 pm

      Have you seen how old I am? I invented the word!

  2. March 10, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Sounds to me like My Little Pony found a much more elegant way to tell Steve Jobs to “Shut Up”.

  3. Wrecked
    March 10, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Did Sun ever sue Apple over the IP? Maybe they could stay in business that way unless… At least My Little Pony is staying in the news more than Sun has in the past year.

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