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Howard Tayler - The Death of Drive C, and The Disposal of 15 Years of Evolution
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unixronin From: unixronin Date: April 22nd, 2010 01:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Though I do agree that "Recycle Bin" is silly. I suspect it was probably renamed to avoid some lawsuit from Apple ... at which point I note that companies sueing each other over mice-nuts crap like that is also silly. The trouble is there are too damned many lawyers, and they all have to find something to do, which usually ends up being bad for someone.
howardtayler From: howardtayler Date: April 22nd, 2010 01:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, patent lawsuits are like Mutually Assured Destruction. And this is exactly how the patent team at Novell described it to us. Every company wants a good arsenal of patents so that when they (often accidentally) infringe upon the patent of another company, nobody files suit because there will be countersuits, counter-countersuits, and then only the lawyers win.

When a company actually files a patent infringement suit it's usually because they have nothing to lose, or at least THINK they have nothing to lose.
unixronin From: unixronin Date: April 22nd, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, patent lawsuits are like Mutually Assured Destruction. And this is exactly how the patent team at Novell described it to us.
Heh. An interesting analogy.
kazriko From: kazriko Date: April 22nd, 2010 06:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're not recycling the content of what you're putting in the recycling bin. You're recycling the section of the hard disk platter that it's written on. Just like when you put a 50 page document in a recycle bin in real life, it's not the content they're recycling but the paper its printed on.

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