I guess it’s not enough Apple has hired every employee who worked on Delicious Library, they also had to copy my product’s look. Flattery?
So, Shipley is miffed at Apple because the iBooks bookshelf looks like the bookshelf in Delicious Library. Oh, the irony.
The bookshelf view in Ibooks (sic) is nearly identical to the main bookshelf view used in Delicious Library. Not only that, Apple liked it and gave it the Apple Design Award twice, and made it a runner-up one other time.
So, I’m officially on record as being miffed at Wil Shipley because he stole the look and feel of my library bookshelf. Then again…
Of course now it could say that the whole thing is just a coincidence as one bookshelf looks much the same as any other.
It’s not so much coincidence as it is common sense. That’s how bookshelves look. Delicious Library didn’t invent the look and feel of books on a bookshelf. Nick Farrell:
Still, it is another nail in the coffin for fanbois who believe that Apple is the only creator of anything original out there.
Who says such things? “Nail in the coffin?” Of what? Walter Cronkite, where are you when we need you?