Just like MSFT's patents they are not the first to do it (and once again being software its based on math which has already been ruled can't be patented). In this case Windows OS's have had this ability since evil Active-x was created, we see it happen on spyware/adware affected pc's and even in running chat programs like Yahoo chat and MSN chat. Therefore because 1) Math isn't patantable, therefore software can't be patented and 2) Apple is not the first to do this I don't believe this "patent" should be allowed.
This is just another example of academics trying to justify their jobs and twisting the meaning of the word addiction.
don't you mean to "rent" you their stuff?
frackin gov't. When will people get it through their heads that gov't is NOT the answer, it's the PROBLEM. Leave us alone like the founders intended.
yea but gov't regulation? This country has gotten so socialized its pathetic.
They make great targets at a firing range
pfft they don't do that at all. Any given hdd could have any level of security on it at any given time. Hard drives, like all "excess property" goes to a DRMO (defense reutilization marketing office) where they are either distributed out to other units who could re-use it or disassembled completely. Circuit cards are even cut up for the elements.
Yaaaayy!!! Let's all go BUY a service pack so we can have the OS we should have gotten when we got Vista. MSFT, I'm done with you.