Last Saturday, some of you may remember we launched our new ‘Weekend Fun’ segment – Debate of the Week (Or DOTW, for short). Each week, we’ll ask you a different thought-provoking, controversial, (or sheer crazy), question with two possible answers.
There’s no correct answer. It’s your opinion.
Last week’s question was all about the state of the mobile industry today — and two of its biggest players: Apple and Samsung. The two have been at loggerheads with each other for the last 2-3 years or more.
The litigation between the two largely revolves around claims that each of the companies have been infringing on each other’s software and hardware patents. In a major win for Apple in August, Samsung was found to have “willfuly” infringed on Apple’s patents relating to the iPhone, with a U.S court ruling the Korean company owed $1.05 Billion to Apple in damages.
Results: Apple (91%) Or Samsung (9%)
This week’s question has been raging on for the last decade (at least), and has ultimately divided the technology industry for the last twelve. It’s the question which also sparked a long-running (and successful) “Get a Mac” ad campaign, which Apple ran from 2006 to 2009.
Created by TBWA\Media Arts Lab, Apple’s contracted advertising agency at the time, the campaign personified the idea of a “Mac” and a “PC” using American actor, Justin Long, as the former — and author and humorist, John Hodgman, as the latter.