Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Sep 2012 21:40 UTC
Legal "The International Trade Commission voted yesterday to investigate Apple for patent infringement allegations launched by the Google-owned Motorola Mobility. As expected, Motorola is asking for import bans on just about every iOS device, including iPhones, iPods, and iPads. What might be surprising is that Motorola is also asking for a ban on every type of Mac OS X computer, claiming Apple's iMessage technology infringes a Motorola patent." Let's hope all those products get banned. And that all Motorola phones get banned. Let's hope everything gets banned from the US. And yes, I changed Motorola into Google for the headline.
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RE[6]: patent system
by MOS6510 on Thu 20th Sep 2012 08:21 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: patent system"
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

SHUT UP ABOUT THE AVATAR! It's driving me nuts! Couldn't get The Avatar to appear and today suddenly he's everywhere. I almost think all the Apple updates fixed it.

With regards to Xerox, as far as I know the GUI people (and others) knew they had cool stuff, they were at PARC Xerox, but head office didn't see any value in it. Even at PARC not everybody agreed they should let Apple see their creation, let alone have Apple a go at it.

My guess is once Apple showed you can make a customer computer with a customer GUI (well, not sure it had a customer price though) and you can make some money from it some higher up people at Xerox woke up.

Now Apple makes cool stuff and these old Macs are very nifty too, but they are rather limited, black & white, small screen and they used to be VERY expensive. It really does make you wonder why Apple didn't go bust in the 80's when you had the Amiga and Atari ST, both having a vast superior GUIs and hardware AND were much cheaper.

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RE[7]: patent system
by majipoor on Thu 20th Sep 2012 09:48 in reply to "RE[6]: patent system"
majipoor Member since:
2009-01-22

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/05/16/110516fa_fact_gladwel...

Long article, but hopefully some will read it and stop their BS about those Apple stole Xerox myth.

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