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quote: The server portion periodically crawled a set of administrator-configured locations on hard drives, CD-ROMs and the network using AppleShare... A later version of the server, 1.5, could also be pointed at selected WAIS servers, using their indexes directly in addition to local ones. The same server also acted as a WAIS server, respond to WAIS requests sent to it over the internet.
quote: You guys have convinced me to never buy another of your products in my lifetime. Your foolishness led me to uninstall iTunes years ago and I have lived fine without it. My iPod has not fallen into disuse without iTunes, there are other programs that will load it. However, there will not be another iPod purchased here. No iPhones, other brands and OS's are my options of preference. Your business tactics have driven me away and I thank you for showing me the error of my purchasing ways.
quote: Shouldn't you be writing to Apple about this and not Dailytech? I doubt Apple will ever visit Dailytech...
quote: AppleSearch was a client/server application, although the vast majority of the logic was located in the server. The server portion periodically crawled a set of administrator-configured locations on hard drives, CD-ROMs and the network using AppleShare, indexing the documents it found after converting them to plain text using the Claris XTND document conversion system.
quote: Like its predecessor, it can search for local files and file contents, which it does using the same basic indexing code and search logic found in AppleSearch. Sherlock extended the system by allowing the user to search for items through the world wide web through a set of plugins that harness existing web search engines.
quote: Were any of you using computers in 1994 or 1997?
quote: Seems to me Apple took an already-existing idea from the open source community, built their own version, and filed a patent on it.
quote: Jason, the difference is ideas versus implementations. You CANNOT patent or copyright an idea. You CAN patent or copyright a specific implementation of that idea. Everyone (literally everyone) "steals" ideas. What the law says is if someone patents a specific implementation of that idea no one else can steal it. What Jobs was getting at, AND YOU KNOW THIS, was that Apple would "steal" great ideas and make Apple specific implementations of those ideas. He did not like the idea of copying -- which to him meant copying the implementation (what else can you copy?). Don't mix oranges with your fight against Apple. You know better.
quote: The patent was filed in 2004 and granted in 2011 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.