Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 07:50 UTC
Legal "After weeks of witnesses, prototypes, and one last failed settlement talk, it came down to this: Apple and Samsung's closing arguments in what is very likely the tech trial of the century. The day saw both sides landing heavy blows before sending the case off to the jury - where anything can happen." The jury has to contend with 109 (!) pages of instructions and a verdict form consisting of whopping 22 pages with over 700 (!) verdicts to make - and they have to be unanimous. This is beyond ridiculous, bordering on the clinically insane. With several options for appeal still open, there is nothing to be gained from this. It's a circus.
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RE[9]: Resistance is Futile...
by orfanum on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 07:29 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Resistance is Futile..."
orfanum
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2006-06-02

I don't know about the veracity of this (you can decide on the nature of the ultimate source, here http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1593270100?ie=UTF8&tag=bluemountai...) but it appears Wozniak understood the potential problems, and likely source, of the inspiration to name Apple Computers, Apple Computers:

http://cgull8m.hubpages.com/hub/Why-Apple-is-Apple-History-of-the-b...

It's easier to drop a potentially conflicting name by not employing it in the first place. It's called primary market research.

It seems however that you are relenting - again, to follow on from what you are saying, rail against the company or its products as much as you want, but Bill Gates has given away millions and millions of Dollars.

Jobs took the opposite view entirely; Tim Cook appears to recognise the legacy of this and is at least doing something about it, which I applaud:

http://venturebeat.com/2012/02/02/apple-charity-efforts/

Credit where credit is due.

Orf

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