Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jul 2012 23:08 UTC
Google Apparently, this is a major victory of the patent system. This, this right here, this is what the patent system has come to. This is the destructive effect it's having on this once beautiful industry. Thanks to trolls like Apple and Microsoft, basic, elemental functionality is being removed from devices people already own.
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RE: No.
by pooo on Thu 5th Jul 2012 02:58 UTC in reply to "No."
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Why wouldn't a "responsible" company do this??

I see you too are part of the brainwashed capitalist masses who believe that "responsible" corporations _must_ *only* do the absolutely most optimal financial thing possible without consideration for ethics, fairness, spirit of the law.

WTF kind of idiotic notion is that???

That is WRONG. Many corporations do behave ethically. Please abandon this lie you have adopted from your teachers, friends and family.

It is one of the most destructive cop-outs of an excuse for bad corporate behavior around.

IT IS APPLE'S FAULT. It is also the fault of US patent laws because the laws are stupid and the USPTO is ill equipped to deal with things. But it is still Apple who did this.

Jeez.

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