Did Stanley Kubrick invented the Ipad in 1968?

Interesting take on the Galaxy tab vs. Ipad lawsuit between Apple and Samsung. The lawsuit is centered around the design of the Galaxy tab which Apple claim is a copy of the Ipad design.

Samsung has presented in court the following  Stanley Kubrick‘s 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey as evidence of prior art that should invalidate Apple’s design claims on the iPad. From the filing:

“Attached hereto as Exhibit D is a true and correct copy of a still image taken from Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film “2001: A Space Odyssey.” As with the design claimed by the D’889 Patent, the tablet disclosed in the clip has an overall rectangular shape with a dominant display screen, narrow borders, a predominately flat front surface, a flat back surface (which is evident because the tablets are lying flat on the table’s surface), and a thin form factor.”

Decide by yourself (and watch astronauts enjoying an Ipad breakfast) :

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