Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jul 2012 23:08 UTC
Google Apparently, this is a major victory of the patent system. This, this right here, this is what the patent system has come to. This is the destructive effect it's having on this once beautiful industry. Thanks to trolls like Apple and Microsoft, basic, elemental functionality is being removed from devices people already own.
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by stabbyjones on Thu 5th Jul 2012 00:09 UTC
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Now US citizen's can't even escape the influence of Apple by not buying their wares.

I wish more people understood these issues but a shiny aluminium finish is probably patented too...

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