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[3]: Good...
by zima on Sun 10th Mar 2013 23:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good..."
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if you want to play at that game of trying to enforce better standards onto people, why not push for everyone to switch to the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard? I have (using it since early December last year), it's a hell of a lot better than the standard layout, and it's even less heard of than the metric system...

It's debatable if Dvorak would be better ...first, the research comparing it with QWERTY (when they have the same amount of training and motivation) is inconclusive. Secondly (and more importantly), Dvorak is a group of language-specific layouts - and that simply doesn't fit well with our interconnected global village of today, it's horrible in the context of the common metric system. Dvorak(s) would bring more chaos when you're visiting a different country and such.

My first language doesn't even have a settled Dvorak layout yet. My second language has... two different ones.

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