quote: Excellent point... I actually hadn't even considered that until you pointed it out. Is there a term yet for a company that uses questionable patents, legal maneuvers and litigation to stifle competition a la Apple and Microsoft (when it goes into beast mode)?
quote: Back in the early days of the Internet, when Golden Gopher, BBS and Mosaic ruled the roost and connection speed was discussed in baud-y terms, methods around how to load remote data to a local screen were important, novel concepts that had a real effect on the user experience.That, of course is when these "obvious" patents were filed.
quote: I have no beef with Microsoft, it's Apple that I've grown to hate over the years. Microsoft is the new cool, they are not trendy and a wannabe hipster like Apple. Licensing makes sense, cease and desist hurts progress.