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Monoman writes: When Salvatore Iaconesi found out he had brain cancer he decided he would put all of his medical records online and ask the world for help. Salvatore Iaconesi is a 39-year-old TED fellow and the artist and technologist behind Art is Open Source. He teaches digital design at La Sapienza University of Rome. His medical records are publicly available at

Comment Re:Notebook (Score 1) 192

Guys, remember that this is a _design_ patent. And it protects the design of _one_ way to animate turning over a simulated page in an eBook reader. There are gazillions of ways to do such an animation. Some look better, some look less good. One of them is now covered by a design patent, that's all.

Like rounding the corners of a rectangle. Gotcha.

Comment Re:day 1 (Score 1) 229

Not before my time. Heck I remember using Archie/Gopher and Lynx in college :-)

I remember using Lycos and Excite. Then along came AltaVista and it was the best search engine ever ... that is until Google came out and blew everyone away. Sure there were others like Hotbot that came and went. Yahoo was originally a hand picked directory of websites. I never had any luck with AskJeeves. Dogpile basically compiled searches from other search engines and directories so that is why I don't consider it a search engine.

Comment Re:Apples vs. oranges (Score 1) 657

I just got the new version (Infinity) with the optional keyboard/battery. It is definitely the right form factor. Asus has a winner on their hands. They have announced a Win8 version so they will have the "other" tablet market covered. Heck, I think Lenovo announced a tablet w/ optional keyboard w/o battery.

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