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[5]: No.
by Adam S on Thu 5th Jul 2012 14:31 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: No."
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This comment has four -1 votes, all "troll." Someone explain how it's a troll, because the explanations give? Fucking insane.

The system is broken, but the first place to point the finger is as the people using the system as it's designed? That's just ridiculous, a bunch of idealists masturbating each other. If it matters that much, instead of voting a comment down, DO SOMETHING about it. Vote for people who change it. Meanwhile, I think using the patent system as it is is a responsibility, not an option, for any company. You have to be defensive and offensive about patents, you're either predator or prey in this silly arrangement that exists today.

As it's designed, Google (likely knowingly) violated a patent. I don't care if that's right or wrong - that's the law today. And yet the readers here are climbing all over Apple.

It tells me that what matters and where people are coming from: a place of emotion.

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