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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by unclefester on Mon 4th Mar 2013 10:45 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Good..."
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But IMO metric's advantages are not as amazing as they're made out to be.

Here's a simple example of how much easier metric is.

I want to truck some barrels of water. How many barrels can my truck hold?

Metric: truck capacity one tonne. Water density 1kg/litre. Barrel capacity 200 litres.

Answer 5 drums.

You simply fill five barrels and put them on the truck.

USA: truck capacity 2204 lbs. Water density 8.34 lbs/gallon. US fluid barrel capacity 31.5 gallons.

Answer: 2204/(8.34*31.5) = 8.39 barrels.

You need a calculator. A table of US weights and measures and a way of accurately measuring the water.

Edited 2013-03-04 10:56 UTC

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