These are NOT the logos of Medium AirBNB, Flipboard, and Beats(

over 5 years ago from Bady Qb, Designer.

  • Jordan RomanoffJordan Romanoff, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    Er, not exactly. Thats one way of framing it, but it ignores the work that people invest in building up ideas, systems, etc. I think its possible to acknowledge that ideas are built upon others while still maintaining that the creator has made a significant contribution and should likely be rewarded for their work. These logos are obviously a poor example.

    If you're curious, this paper on patents and innovation is pretty interesting:

    3 points