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This might be true with most spamming, but in certain industries, only having to spend a dollar for an almost guaranteed read of the message is really, really cheap. Hire up a legions of human spammers in India to start sending facebook messages to sell something expensive. Somebody's gonna do it.
On a similar topic; what about when the code bypasses the API altogether, and writes code changes directly to memory? Things such as kernel hot patches come to mind, and more specifically, ksplice. A modification to the code on a GPLv2 program is made, but no linking or APIs are used. How bound by the GPL, if at all, would this program be?
I say let her send her cease-and-desist letters. It will only make for less networking on her part, and less business for her as a direct result. She's digging her own grave.
The fair use clause in US copywrite law would prevent her from winning most (if not all) lawsuits she files. You can talk about a trademark as long as you don't infringe upon it.
So you're saying that your mailbox is a real-life example of the schrodinger's cat problem? I think I'll start using this mail analogy instead; I've met many people that lose interest (or, in a few cases, freak out) as soon as I say that "the cat is dead".
You should see my PO Box after a week-long vacation. All my mail is smashed in there, and I find it surprising it's not accompanied by a nasty-gram from the postal man. No wonder these guys "go postal" after a while, no way to release their rage.
Referencing science fiction, Star Trek's Voyager was the first ship to utilize bio-neuric computer technology. I imagine that the cells in the sacks are smaller than any chip that the Enterprise D had.
I would consider the cells in Bio-neuric computer technology as "chips", and it exists in our brains. We just don't know yet how to harness it. So yes, smaller computer chips are possible.