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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clasqm
Member since:
2010-09-23

Go read the actual history of what happened there. Apple BOUGHT those ideas from Xerox. Paid for them with Apple shares. Xerox though it was a good idea because Apple was about to go public.

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lilsim89 Member since:
2009-11-30

That's exactly my point, Apple paid for it. Even when it had no money, it found a way to compensate Xerox for it.

And Xerox "stole" the idea for the mouse anyways, people. It was created by Douglas Engelbart at the Stanford Research Institute years before Xerox PARC.

Anyways, thanks for making my point.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

"We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas" - search who said that.

And I don't think Apple paid for, say, the new iOS notification system, lifted from Android...

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