Bunch of hypocrites, I say. The other day, Garry commented that Apple is suing Microsoft (again? still?) over copyright infringements. And Apple is suing Samsung (like Samsung doesn’t have enough problems?) for infringing on the copyrights of the iPhone.
I told him: “In the computer world, every company is suing every other company for copyright infringement. World without end. It keeps the legal profession in business.”
We tell kids — one among many hypocrisies we spew — that “Imitation is the highest form of flattery.” If Julia copies your hairstyle, buys the same dresses, talks and walks like you, it’s because she admires you and wants to be you. “Now, be nice to Julia. She’s just showing how much she admires you, dear.”
But if Julia had the same rights as a corporation, you’d be suing her ass and taking it to the Supreme Court. Oh the lies we tell!
The actual quote is:
“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.” ― Oscar Wilde
Not quite the same. Interesting how big a difference a few words at the end of a sentence can make in its overall meaning.