Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Mar 2013 13:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless At TechCrunch, Jolla's CEO Marc Dillon explains why his company will focus on China, Finland, and the rest of Europe first, ignoring the US. "The US market is not on the radar as yet, as he says the patent landscape there 'raises a barrier' of entry to newcomers (he's especially critical of overly aggressive use of design patents)." Considering the patent mess in the US is only getting worse, expect to see more of this in the future. Jolla is making a wise decision by ignoring the US - as a young technology company, you're far better off focusing your attention elsewhere.
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RE[3]: Good...
by UltraZelda64 on Mon 4th Mar 2013 04:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good..."
UltraZelda64
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When talking such huge distances as miles, I don't see the metric system's primary advantage (easy conversion between metric units) as too much of a big deal... I mean, when you're talking 25 miles, who gives a damn how many feet or inches that is? Similarly, I couldn't care less how many of a similar unit that would be with the same distance in the metric system...

Of course, there are some situations where this is very useful, especially with similar units and when measuring volume and area (and probably some others). But IMO metric's advantages are not as amazing as they're made out to be. I will continue to use whatever is common myself, a mix of both. But admittedly I do mostly use the customary system, but also with some imperial pints of beer mixed in.

If you want to use metric exclusively, have at it. No one's taking it away from you.

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