Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Mar 2013 13:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless At TechCrunch, Jolla's CEO Marc Dillon explains why his company will focus on China, Finland, and the rest of Europe first, ignoring the US. "The US market is not on the radar as yet, as he says the patent landscape there 'raises a barrier' of entry to newcomers (he's especially critical of overly aggressive use of design patents)." Considering the patent mess in the US is only getting worse, expect to see more of this in the future. Jolla is making a wise decision by ignoring the US - as a young technology company, you're far better off focusing your attention elsewhere.
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RE[7]: Good...
by M.Onty on Mon 4th Mar 2013 15:14 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Good..."
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Apparently the metric system was allowed to be used since 1864 in the UK, but the empirical system is still used a lot.

(Pedantry ahoy!) Formal metrication started in Britain in 1969, and the alternate system is called Imperial. Though I suppose both systems are inherently empirical ...

... I would have no idea mentally how much x yards is. If my GPS unit says to take a turn in 300 meters I can instantly judge it. I don't think I would ever be able to do so with yards or feet.

You'd do OK as a yard is around 90cm. People tend to use the words interchangeably to describe the same distances.

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