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NewsOh US Patent and Trademark office, you have simply outdone yourself... PinmemberRhys Gravell1-Feb-13 3:28 
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Colin Mullikin wrote:
That is amazing. Laugh | :laugh:

What I find funny is that Apple has ALWAYS been "bossy" and obsessed with control (except for their ill fated experiment with third party hardware manufacturers - but Jobs' return took care of that). They just weren't big enough for anyone to care. I've always said, had Apple won the "PC" war back in the eighties instead of Microsoft, the government may well have had to send in a SWAT team to get them to back off, instead of merely hitting them with antitrust suits, as they did to MS.
 
Of course it was this need for control that prevented them from winning against MS in the first place, but also vaulted them into the spotlight with the iPod and later the iPhone and iPad (kind of like the Apple II days, though those were Woz machines and thus very hackable). Now we see the same scenario being played out vs. Android as it did vs. MS in the 80's and 90's, though Apple has more momentum this time. They'll probably remain the #1 individual maker of smartphones and tablets for the forseeable future, but their overall market share will dwindle until it stabilizes somewhere relatively low (but #1 or 2 in terms of individual sales). Then Apple fanboys can go back to feeling superior again. Which really, isn't that what we all want?
 
(P.S. My household has 7 Apple devices and two (active) MS devices, though two of the Apple devices are very dependent on MS (Office 2011 - not that bad), and four of them very dependent on Google... it all gets so confusing. And ALL of them depend on Amazon, the secret ruler of them all. Plus we have two Kindles. Maybe we have a problem.)
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