I’m not surprised, but Samsung is integrating a fingerprint scanner (via The Loop) into their new phones—just like Touch ID Apple introduced last year in the iPhone 5s.
I lump Samsung in the same category as all the tacky, unoriginal people putting Flappy Bird clone apps in the app store and the vendors on Canal Street in Manhattan selling ripoff Louis Vuitton purses.
To be clear, the copying isn’t what bothers me. All artists copy. It’s the fact that they didn’t improve on what Apple introduced. Judging from the video, they actually made it worse.
It’s the difference between a talentless hack singing Stevie Wonder’s Higher Ground at a karaoke bar and then hearing The Red Hot Chili Peppers do it. The former is copy, the latter a reinterpretation of the original.
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