Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jul 2011 21:16 UTC
Legal I've been sitting on this item all day. Technically, it's about patents and the like, and even I understand I've been beating this dead horse so often it almost looks like it's alive. However, this is an interesting opinion piece by Craig Hockenberry, long-time employee at The Iconfactory, one of my favourite software development houses - these guys breath software and beautiful design, and employ one of my favourite artists, David Lanham. The gist of his story? Software patents are killing the independent developer scene.
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RE[2]: The US will suffer
by unclefester on Sat 16th Jul 2011 04:47 UTC in reply to "RE: The US will suffer"
unclefester
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2007-01-13

The US is nowhere near as important as people think. It only represents about 5% of the world's population and about 20% of the global economy.

Within 20 years the USA will just be another middle sized economic power and it's rules will be totally ignored.

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