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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So the United States Patent and Trademark Office is not a part of the United States Government? News to me! Just who does control it then? Aliens? The ghost of Osama Bin Laden? [cue spooky music]

Lobbying, of course?

Overall - govs are, ultimately, largely a reflection of their population. Yes, almost everybody whines about them, but almost everybody would also gladly accept a slice of the cake, dreams about "making it" ...and so thee whole charade can continue, as long as most people delude themselves that they will be among the few able to take advantage of the situation.

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