That is very apt here. I guess the other part of that, is if you push your enemies to the sea while playing "El_Degüello", expect the enemy to fight back with some extra ferocity.
Apple tried to sue nearly the whole planet on patents that were dubious at best. What I find interesting is most of the current lawsuits are similar to the old look and feel suits from the 80's that dragged out into the 90's. The culmination of which was Apple lost, and Win95 was born free of any UI restrictions. Their lawyers *should* be brighter than that, but maybe it was Jobs pushing them to do it anyway? He *was* pretty ill for the last several years, and I've seen upclose the tragedy of how vicious people can get due to cancer as it hits the terminal phase and gets to the brain.
I still maintain that Apple *could* have sued on some Trademark issues legitimately. I question the whole suing on unpatentable items (and ones that have numerous examples of prior art at that) and losing the opportunity to do the Trademark lawsuits (that stand a good chance of success) due to running into the statute of limitations? Mr Cook, fire Steve's attorneys and get some that will stand up to you and tell you what they think, and actually give you proper legal counsel. The more information that comes out, the more I think the board should have forcibly removed Jobs ages ago.