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 13:20 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Good..."
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Truck capacity 1 ton = 2,000lb. Water density 1pt/1lb. Truck capacity 2,000pts.

You still have to convert pints to barrels - unless you are transporting milk.

If you do something more complicated such as designing an aircraft the US system becomes nightmarish. How many ounces does a square foot of 16 gauge aluminium weigh? What is the density of air in lbs per cubic yard at -32 Fahrenheit? etc etc

One of my as biochemical engineering lecturers worked in the USA for 20 years. He told me they did all their design calculations in SI units (metric) and converted to US units afterwards. To do otherwise was far too difficult.

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