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Carol Haynes
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« on: August 03, 2012, 07:17:48 AM »

Not really - but the name has!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19108952
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2012, 07:49:50 AM »

They were probably hoping for a payout... I can't see any other reason they would wait so long.  Or is that overly cynical...
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2012, 08:31:48 AM »

Maybe they were waiting to see if the Paris Metro or the Tyneside Metro were going to take first crack!

Still hilarious. Can you imagine all the marketing materials that are currently being redesigned!
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2012, 09:10:21 AM »

I generally hate nonsense like arguing over who owns a word.

But in this case, I'll make an exception.  Grin Grin Grin

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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2012, 09:27:39 AM »

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IP is an illusion. The sooner people realize that, the better. It requires consent. Or force. But having to ask to use a word? Yeah... I think it's time to withdraw consent.
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2012, 11:33:29 AM »

As a writer, I understand the theory of IP and why it exists... but the practice sucks!
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2012, 11:38:13 AM »

They were probably hoping for a payout... I can't see any other reason they would wait so long.  Or is that overly cynical...

+1 - These days I don't thing there is any such thing as being "overly cynical". We're getting down to the point where all there is left is sheep and skeptics.
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2012, 12:23:29 PM »

As a writer, I understand the theory of IP and why it exists... but the practice sucks!

I hear you! I'm in pretty much the same boat. However, claiming ownership of things like basic physical principles, portions of mathematics, and individual words demonstrates that the state of IP (copyright and patent) is now flawed, and in all likelihood, flawed beyond repair.

We need some sanity. My fear is that we don't get it... Sad
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2012, 04:49:22 PM »


We need some sanity. My fear is that we don't get it... Sad

Some sanity? Never fear Renegade. We won't get it. Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2012, 09:04:59 AM »

Suggested new name: DeskMet (see my post with screenshot there)
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« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2012, 09:07:37 AM »


We need some sanity. My fear is that we don't get it... Sad

Some sanity? Never fear Renegade. We won't get it. Grin

Ah, 40! The eternal optimist~! Grin

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« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2012, 10:03:23 AM »

I invented the word "to". It is my sole intellectual property. Please quit using it in your posts. I have not given consent.
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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2012, 05:26:52 AM »

aCertainCompany patented rectangles and the colour white, so I think we better all take a look at our display pics, or hire a good lawyer.
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« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2012, 06:43:02 AM »

aCertainCompany patented rectangles and the colour white, so I think we better all take a look at our display pics, or hire a good lawyer.

Truth be told, I don't really know you well enough to know whether you are joking or not, because things really are that utterly nutty...  ohmy Wink
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« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2012, 04:16:55 PM »

Sadly, it's only the name that has been changed (it's now called the "Windows Start Screen").

I haven't played with W8 yet, but given that even J. Peter Bruzzese, the house shill for Microsoft at InfoWorld, admits that it makes him physically ill, I'm not in a hurry to do so.
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