Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Oct 2011 20:45 UTC, submitted by danbuter
Legal Fascinating infographic on the all the patent stuff going on in the mobile world today. Another infographic summarises the patent lawsuits between Apple and Samsung specifically (via). On a sidenote, what's the deal with infographics these days? Did someone decide they were cool without telling me?
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RE: Fascinating?
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 5th Oct 2011 22:09 UTC in reply to "Fascinating?"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

This is defining the technology world RIGHT NOW, and will shape the tech world of the future. Not reporting on this is irresponsible. Just because you find it boring doesn't mean no one should report on it.

People like you come up all the time, for different topics. Now it's patents, but we've had people like you for Ubuntu, Windows 7, the iPhone, the iPad, heck, even about Amiga.

I'm sorry I can't please everyone. You'll just have to live with it ;) .

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RE[2]: Fascinating?
by WorknMan on Wed 5th Oct 2011 23:00 in reply to "RE: Fascinating?"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

This is defining the technology world RIGHT NOW, and will shape the tech world of the future. Not reporting on this is irresponsible.


I didn't ask you WHY you were reporting on it. After all, I'm sure you wouldn't bother reporting on it if you didn't think it could accomplish anything. I'm just asking what you think/hope writing about it will accomplish, given the fact that are elected representatives (and pretty much anybody who ends up on a voting ballot) work for the patent holders.

I mean do you envision mass boycotts of these companies, overthrowing the government by force, or what? Basically, instead of posting half a dozen patent rants every week, how about we start talking solutions?

Edited 2011-10-05 23:01 UTC

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RE[3]: Fascinating?
by Lazarus on Wed 5th Oct 2011 23:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Fascinating?"
Lazarus Member since:
2005-08-10

"This is defining the technology world RIGHT NOW, and will shape the tech world of the future. Not reporting on this is irresponsible.


I didn't ask you WHY you were reporting on it. After all, I'm sure you wouldn't bother reporting on it if you didn't think it could accomplish anything. I'm just asking what you think/hope writing about it will accomplish, given the fact that are elected representatives (and pretty much anybody who ends up on a voting ballot) work for the patent holders.

I mean do you envision mass boycotts of these companies, overthrowing the government by force, or what? Basically, instead of posting half a dozen patent rants every week, how about we start talking solutions?
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This is a tech news site. They are here to report the various goings on in the technology world, not to post any given person's idea of what the solution to a given problem may be. That's what blogs and the comments section are for.

I don't see why these extremely obvious things I just typed are so hard for you to comprehend.

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RE[3]: Fascinating?
by Laurence on Thu 6th Oct 2011 08:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Fascinating?"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26


I didn't ask you WHY you were reporting on it. After all, I'm sure you wouldn't bother reporting on it if you didn't think it could accomplish anything. I'm just asking what you think/hope writing about it will accomplish, given the fact that are elected representatives (and pretty much anybody who ends up on a voting ballot) work for the patent holders.

I mean do you envision mass boycotts of these companies, overthrowing the government by force, or what? Basically, instead of posting half a dozen patent rants every week, how about we start talking solutions?

So you think it's better he just give up?

Besides, this is a news site, so why does he need a reason to publish news items?

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RE[3]: Fascinating?
by umccullough on Thu 6th Oct 2011 15:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Fascinating?"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

given the fact that are [sic] elected representatives (and pretty much anybody who ends up on a voting ballot) work for the patent holders.


I think you basically summarized it yourself right there.

The more often this ridiculousness shows up in the press, the more people will continue to push back on their public officials to do something about it.

More and more people I know are becoming familiar with the patent lawsuits and how harmful they are to consumers. If every blog and news site keeps ramming this down people's throats, they have no choice but to become informed.

The more often they see it, the more often they'll think about it.

Stop pretending the world doesn't work this way.

FWIW, I read almost every article about this topic, even though I'm already extremely familiar with it - and I hope to get some tidbit of information out of each one that I can use to educate myself and others on the intricacies - so stuff it.

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