You're thinking trademark. If that were the case the idea of defensive patents would not be as important.
Actually, I really doubt one of these could ride your bike. Just saying.
There are other reasons for this. In addition to the fact most supermarket tomatoes are not vine ripened, most of them are genetically modified to improve shelf life and reduce resistance to disease. A vine ripened heirloom or beefsteak tomato tastes much better than an off-the-shelf tomato no matter what you spray on it.
?? what do you know, wrong grandparent. sorry about that.
Which is terrible because? Unless they make some serious improvements or new features, it wouldn't make a difference. No one would even look at a closed source copy of an open source project.
For casual reading where I can read in only one direction(from the front to the back, no skipping around) a kindle or similar device is very enticing. However, what about when I read a textbook or a technical book? More often than not I am trying to connect several similar concepts and have a finger or two marking my place as I rapidly switch between sections. How can I do that on a electronic device?
That depends on the type of book you are reading. For reference, text searching is indespensable, but for just plain old reading I'll never give up my printed books.
Seriously, have you used Dreamweaver? dreamweaver is far from one of those point-and-click WYSIWYG website creators of the 90s. I would wager that you would not be able to tell the difference from something created in dreamweaver and something created in, say, emacs.(provided, of course, that the creator is proficient in html+css)
But how much of an improvement will they be over fluorescent lights, which we already have at an affordable price?