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Word Smiths
Authored by: rsteinmetz70112 on Thursday, November 01 2012 @ 10:43 AM EDT
I'm not sure Apple's UK lawyers had any input into the matter after the ruling.
This looks like something dreamed up by some evil PR person.

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  • So if UK representation wasn't involved.... - Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 2012 @ 12:38 PM EDT
    • So if UK representation wasn't involved.... - Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 2012 @ 01:16 PM EDT
      • Right... - Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 2012 @ 01:36 PM EDT
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    • QC - Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 2012 @ 04:27 PM EDT
Apple have really embarrassed themselves...
Authored by: Gringo_ on Thursday, November 01 2012 @ 12:02 PM EDT

...in front of the whole world! Their abuse of the broken patent system to patent rectangles with rounded corners and all the attacks on Android/Samsung were bad enough, but fortunately for Apple the whole world is not yet totally clued in on the brokeness of the patent system. Especially, many still think a patent signifies an invention, when we all know here that it rarely represents an invention.

So Apple has been getting away with what we recognize as shameful behaviour in regards to patent abuse, but even their fandom should recognize Apple' pettiness and recalcitrant behaviour in regards to this notice. I don't think being a fan would blind somebody to the fact that Apple's response was at a minimum, disrespectful, even if that fan "celebrates Apple's inventiveness", as they say at Patently Apple.

Then for Apple to act recognizably inappropriately in front of its fans risks them finally cluing in to the whole "inventiveness" myth.

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...You just described autistic behaviour...
Authored by: The_Pirate on Thursday, November 01 2012 @ 03:24 PM EDT
The example with the shoplifting kid is actually describing being a parent for
an autistic child. As the father of a 20-year old autist, it is... well,
familiar.
Of course, not two autists are exactly the same, but still...

Example: my son is told not to throw a stone in the lake. As the good boy he is,
he obeys and drops the stone straight away - and picks another stone up next to
it, and prepares to throw it.

When i stop him, he gets mad: "You told me not to throw the other one, and
i did just like you said!" Then follows an hour of rage and careful
explaining that it was not just one stone, but all stones that it was wrong to
throw...

Thus a peaceful lakeside sunday walk is turned into a full hour of anger,
conflict and confusion, before the boy finally grasps what i wished from him.
And he wil still, for days after, be absolutely convinced that he, somehow, was
right...

Apple is famous for their obsessive/compulsive behaviour ("Our goods are
PERFECT and nobody is allowed to change anything!"), but can a company
culture become autistic?

All in all, it looks pretty much so to me.

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Word Smiths
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 2012 @ 05:22 PM EDT
I'm just as disappointed (or more) in people praising Apple's
"brilliance" in their reply, instead of calling it for what it
was.

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