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[13]: Good...
by henderson101 on Tue 5th Mar 2013 18:59 UTC in reply to "RE[12]: Good..."
henderson101
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2006-05-30

Problem is the US. This makes it harder to see. Also, a lot of idiomatic phrases make it seem more used, e.g. "Give 'em an inch and they'll take a mile!" Plus also, we still measure distance in Miles and drink Pints of lager, so travelling around the UK will make it seem more extreme than it really is. If the government made a real effort, we could be completely Metric in 10 - 15 years. It wouldn't take all that much.

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RE[14]: Good...
by MOS6510 on Tue 5th Mar 2013 19:09 in reply to "RE[13]: Good..."
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

In Dutch it's: give them a finger and they'll take your whole hand.

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RE[15]: Good...
by zima on Fri 8th Mar 2013 16:42 in reply to "RE[14]: Good..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

In Polish also. And I distinctly remember the saying being used by a German soldier, when talking about the lead character (a Jew...) in "The Pianist" (Roman PolaƄski film from a decade ago, really worth seeing)

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