In the ongoing patent war between Apple and Samsung, Samsung has just unleashed its most ferocious weapon - Stanley Kubrick.
Samsung is arguing against Apple's assertion that it invented the concept of a portable computer device with a dominant screen (ie a tablet) by showing clips from the 1968 film "2001: A Space Odyssey" which clearly shows astronauts accessing facebook on their tablets over breakfast.
While this is interesting, I got a kick from the replies that slashdotters posted (passing knowledge of the movie is requred):
- "I'm sorry Steve, I'm afraid I can't let you do that"
- Jobs: Open the fanboy doors, Hal.
And here is the patent in question : yes, thats right. Its a rectangle . Yay for the US Patent Office!