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Comment Re:Enough of this already (Score 1) 433

"Fortunately, the trademark laws are fairly cut and dried. To be in violation, you either need to be using a trademark without permission in a way likely to cause confusion, or using the trademark in a way that causes "trademark dilution" which "dilutes the distinctive quality of the trademark". You seem to be doing neither in this case." Note - I am not a lawyer, I just found and paraphrased this by googling "referencing a trademark"

Comment Where are the Sand (or Playdough) Tables? (Score 2, Insightful) 290

I am a "computer guy" for a fairly affleunt K-12 district, and for years I have been saying that for K, 1 & 2 there shouldn't even be computers or other "gadgets". As Clifford Stoll asked in his book "Silicon Snake Oil", "Where are the sand tables?" and other hands-on, tactile, open ended learning stations. Most teachers, even Principals I bring it up to more or less agree... but... everyone says the parents won't stand for it.
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Submission + - Another DENT in Apples "Honest Advertising"

Webster Phreaky writes: "Apple settles colour lawsuit Apple has reached an out of court settlement to outstanding action over colour in its laptops — "Apple has agreed an out of court settlement to a ten-month old complaint against the way it has claimed its Macs display "millions of colours"."

"They claimed that they had been fooled into purchasing Apple laptops by Apple's claimed support for millions of colours. "The displays are only capable of displaying the illusion of millions of colors through the use of a software technique referred to as 'dithering,' " the lawsuit said."

Bwah ha ha ha ha ..... Apple "armour" is looking PRETTY DENTED! (Webster Phreaky)

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