Apple is claiming that a Victoria, B.C. web design school is infringing on its copyright because the school logo looks similar to Apple's (go to the site and see for yourself.)
The school owners Christopher Boag and Dieter Gerhard "argue that the apple is a 'traditional representation of education' and that the logo in question, which incorporates the mountain logo of a sister company and has the words VSBT in one corner, in no way can be confused with the Apple logo."
The school is an Apple customer. From the article:
In its classrooms, VSBT has 20 large-screen iMac computers and has another 20 on order, Boag said, in addition to nearly a dozen Mac laptops and a handful of iPhones used by staff.
I realize Apple has to actively defend its copyright, or else it could lose bigger suits with even bigger infringers, but they could have settled with the owners in other ways instead of just slapping them with a "cease and desist" letter. Bad form, Apple.
Always late to the party, I finally just finished Portal. Actually I just got it, and then finished it in one night.
What a brilliant little game. Simple mechanics, the physics makes sense, the puzzles are not too daunting, they just require a little bit of thought, and the atmosphere is wonderfully creepy.
There are lots of little details that add up as the game goes on to make it interesting, like how your character has these things on her legs that help her jump higher, and survive falls from great heights (that's my interpretation, it's never explained.)
The story has great pacing. You get hints early on that things are a bit off, but when you find the first secret room it's starkly shocking and strips the veneer right off. The atmosphere changes abruptly, and it's a great example of storytelling in a game without using exposition, and letting the player uncover the story.
And of course, the computer guiding, taunting, threatening and wheedling you along is highly entertaining. The black humour is wonderful. The song at the end had me laughing so hard I was in tears.
It was short, but well worth it. Now I have to play all the bonus maps.
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Postings disappearing? Where are they going?
No wait, I'm just borderline retarded and have not been putting subjects on them. Der.
The reason computer chips are so small is computers don't eat much.