So, Apple and Samsung are not the best of friends right now. We've established that. Tit for tat lawsuits and blockages of sales abound. What they need to do is sit down and have a good old chat - face to face - about how to sort it out.
Yep, the method Mrs Collins used to apply to us in school is the same being used by a US judge which has basically sent the squabbling pair away and told them to just talk to each other. They won't be left alone to it though - a magistrate in San Fransisco will head up (and possibly mediate) the encounter.
Tim Cook will take part as will Samsung's most senior figure, CEO Choi Gee-Sung. But we can't see it being a case of the two just having a chat since they'll also have their general counsels there participating too.
There are so many legal cases ongoing because of this bitter dispute right now - Apple reckons that Samsung's Galaxy brand copies the iPhone and iPad. The word 'slavishly' has been muttered in court. Samsung countersued. And this is just in the US!
Add to that, there are more that 20 legal battles between the pair being played out in 10 countries and you can see just what a spaghetti mess of legalese this is. And Samsung is obviously feeling buoyed on by the fact that it's overtaken Nokia as the world's biggest seller of handsets.
We hope this reaches a successful conclusion and they can both just get along. But not at the risk of compromising the spirit of competition. And even if they do shake little fingers and make friends, remember Steve Jobs apparently vowed to 'destroy' Android. Without that, hypothetically, Samsung would have to rely on Bada.