A 4 year old laptop wouldn't make a very good media center. So who are we blaming the problem of your old Dell laptop with Intel video not having proper support in Windows 7? I need to point my finger somewhere.
Um, no you don't. There's a fair use exception in place when you use a trademarked term to refer to the item it trademarks. There's reason why MS can't sue Apple out of existence for use the term "MS Windows XP" at places in manuals that talk about support for their products on Windows and it's not related to antitrust regulations.
That's the point, an exponential payout would encompass all of Google's future profits within the year. Whereas the logarithmic increase would be a tiny incremental increase each time an exploit was turned in.