"Good artists copy, great artists steal." You have heard this often misinterpreted quote so many times that you are probably confused with its meaning. Chances are, though, Picasso originally meant artists go through a ton of great ideas, “stealing” them but always breaking through their own personality so after that no one could recognize that “stolen” inspiration.
In the latest Microsoft Windows Phone ad? More like plain stealing. At least, you can clearly see the strange similarity with a commercial Google released for the Nexus at about the same time last year.
Is it us, or does this seem a bit too familiar? What do you think?
20.the_best(Posts: 139; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)
ok so anyone who acually listned to what they said cant honestly say these to are alike!
google is basicly saying that they have a phone for everybody, while microsoft says that they got a phone for you.
22.Whodaboss(Posts: 176; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)
You're so right, if that were the case all these Android makers wouldn't be paying Microsoft Millions for as you put it things it "... can learn more from Android...". If Google/Android could/would create their own technology, then, just maybe then they could teach Microsoft something. Otherwise, let Android keep on being successful using all the technology they have "learned" to use from Microsoft.
19.wp7tribes(Posts: 52; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)
i think Microsoft ad striking google ad
by saying " we are not for everybody we for the Individual "
the great thing about wp8 is that you customize the look of your start screen depending on your interest music - book - social - gaming - news - fashion etc
It's a stretch, the only real similarity is that they are obviously both trying to advertise to 18-25 year old markets, with all the images of hip people in the Google ad. While in the WP8 ad it's more about the persons start screen being them. Does anyone else think the guy with the purple one looks like a goofy Ben Stiller?