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Comment: Re:FRAND is a red herring (Score 2) 146

by WelshRarebit (#40420689) Attached to: Posner Dismisses Apple/Motorola Case, With Prejudice
This is poor reasoning. You are deciding an objective fact (whether someone stole ideas from someone else) with a subjective assessment (whether someone is an amateur or a professional). As Apple themselves have demonstrated with their asinine "look and feel" lawsuits, intellectual property law does not work that way. You cannot blow off the accusation of stealing ideas by just pointing out that the end result sold more in the marketplace. If, tomorrow, I were to invent a novel topping for a hamburger and sell the idea to, say, Sonic drive in who sells a million a day and then McDonalds "copies" it and sells a billion a day that McDonalds is the "great artist". It's bullshit and you know it.

Comment: Re:It's the apps, stupid! (Score 2) 262

by WelshRarebit (#40282419) Attached to: Universal Android Laptop Dock: Microsoft Nightmare, Or Toy?
> This is what the netbook should have been - small, lightweight, keyboard ... and Android.

The original netbooks were a lot closer to that than the jokes being sold to fools today. ASUS really screwed the pooch on that one, they practically invented a new form factor that was wildly popular and had all sorts of potential for breaking from the death grip of Microsoft. But instead of forging ahead and building something like Android or iOS, they switched to a castrated version of Windows. As a result the netbook went nowhere and the iPad became the revolution.

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