Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Jul 2011 22:25 UTC, submitted by _txf_
Legal Forbes' Timothy B. Lee has dug up a remarkable piece of history regarding IBM and Sun Microsystems that's an almost one-to-one copy of the situation between Microsoft and Android. Thirty years ago, IBM knocked on Sun's door. We've got some patents, IBM said. Please pay up.
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You can thank George Dubya for the current US financial $hitstorm. Although Obama is partially responsible for not ending the single largest sink of funds the US has ever seen.

Real areas of blame: It's really big business and the concept of lending money to people who can't pay it back.

Sure, G W Bush did nothing to end the situation that outside observers knew was going to end badly, but neither did any of the presidents that came beforehand. And neither has Obama as far as I know, despite it having ended badly.

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