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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RE[2]: No.
by Adam S on Thu 5th Jul 2012 00:39 UTC in reply to "RE: No."
Adam S
Member since:
2005-04-01

If the system is broken, a responsible company should do whatever is legal in order to best succeed. And if they don't, shareholders should fire the board.

To suggest I'm naive tells me what sort of idealistic viewpoint you're coming from. No further debate necessary.

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RE[3]: No.
by kwan_e on Thu 5th Jul 2012 01:53 in reply to "RE[2]: No."
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

If the system is broken, a responsible company should do whatever is legal in order to best succeed. And if they don't, shareholders should fire the board.

To suggest I'm naive tells me what sort of idealistic viewpoint you're coming from. No further debate necessary.


Except your suggested course of action IS naive.

The system is broken because these "responsible" companies have a broken culture. THEY are the system.

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RE[3]: No.
by phoudoin on Thu 5th Jul 2012 08:27 in reply to "RE[2]: No."
phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

If the system is broken, a responsible company should do whatever is legal in order to best succeed. And if they don't, shareholders should fire the board.

To suggest I'm naive tells me what sort of idealistic viewpoint you're coming from. No further debate necessary.


You're surely not naive. Cynical seems more adequate.
Too bad, most human History big steps were due to idealistic utopists, because only fool can believe they could change the world, right - Thus, only fools actually tries.

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