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    ok ...what if Apple buy the patent, could be a nice add on to their products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    ok ...what if Apple buy the patent, could be a nice add on to their products.
    That might be a possibility considering since apple doesn't ever actually do anything innovative, they just purchase innovation and incorporate that into their product line. But considering apple's design philosophy is to use Photoshop to make everything fake looking and shiny and something you would be fine with giving your grandparents as it uses a UI model that was great in the early days of GUI computing; they'd never go for it. They would NEVER break their design that they feel is good as it is to do something cooler, better, and different that what is the norm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post

    That might be a possibility considering since apple doesn't ever actually do anything innovative, .

    lol, "Apple Inc.'s then-chairman Steve Jobs introduced the first Macintosh on January 24, 1984, and became the first commercially successful personal computer to feature a mouse and a graphical user interface rather than a command-line interface"



    I wonder why at the time they don,t sue Gates for copying them

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    or is it that Gates copy the Amiga ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post

    That might be a possibility considering since apple doesn't ever actually do anything innovative, .

    lol, "Apple Inc.'s then-chairman Steve Jobs introduced the first Macintosh on January 24, 1984, and became the first commercially successful personal computer to feature a mouse and a graphical user interface rather than a command-line interface"



    I wonder why at the time they don,t sue Gates for copying them

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    or is it Gates copy the Amiga ?

    Which was brought from Xerox, THEN became the macintosh operating system. It's already been known that Microsoft was developing a GUI based OS but apple beat them to the punch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    GOD. I will abandon Windows altogether if google gets their greedy advertising android herpes riddled hands on it.
    Hmm, after seeing that statement, I wonder how many forum members are hoping Google buys the patent?





    I am of course just kidding, sorry Cokie, but I just couldn't resist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    ok ...what if Apple buy the patent, could be a nice add on to their products.
    Apple already has it in reality, it is called Lunchpad (been around for several years).
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    They didn't care as only ten people owned a Windows phone.
    This really made my day +1.

    EDIT: Well I would if I could find the rep button.. soz :-/
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    What Apple do is create markets.

    Jobsy may only have had a couple of revelations - but that's enough.

    Most people don't have a single one in their entire lifetimes.

    I believe he said himself he got GUI the idea from Xerox , then MS got it from him.

    What was special about him was that when he saw something - he knew how to grab it and work it into something consumers want.

    I don't think he was the first to put internet connectivity on a phone - but he was the first to make it something the world lusted after.

    That is a great and rare ability.

    Uncle Tim is in the driving seat now. He is doing great so far. But it won't be easy to keep coming up with those sorts of revelations.
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    There is a movie, for get the name Silicon Kings or something, I don't know.

    Bill and Steve both stole it from Xerox. Steve got the GUI out first, but back then, there was no real Licensing things or intellectual software Copywrites. That really was a Gates thing, if I recall.

    I am with Coke Robot,,, Apple yes, Goole no. (yes I spelled it that way on purpose)

    Also, I don't care what product you have, Patents should not last forever. If you don't have something in the works and shopped around every so often and try to show improvements on your idea, I think you should lose any rights to claim it after a period of time, and since the 90's? Yeah, you lose.

    From my understanding a Patent is there for a time period of development so noone can steal it and run with it for a period of time while you work out the kinks and details. If you have abandoned it. You lose.
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    Patent thing is a joke. The lawyers love it because they can make a bomb, and the truly big companies can wiggle out of even genuine ones (which I very much doubt THIS one is) but end up paying a fortune to lawyers.
    Every time something "new" comes out theres a string of these kind of "firms" coming out from under their rocks and pushing their ridiculously vague "patents" as an excuse for sueing. Reading their claim, the word vague is an understatement.
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