Re: [NTLK] Phoenix ala Newton? (rumor alert)

From: Brian Pearce (
Date: Tue Jun 17 2003 - 19:58:06 PDT

> Steve's pride is what they likely have up their sleeves. Mr.
> Turtleneck
> must surely know by now that an MP2100 redone with 2003 components
> would
> make a ton of money, but he killed it and by Jobs it's gonna stay
> dead...

Does anyone give Apple the benefit of the doubt for making sound
business decisions that aren't driven entirely by Steve Jobs's ego any

Offhand, I would think (based on an admittedly limited understanding of
patent law) there's a chance that Apple might see that this patent as
broad enough to cover a similar technology or a different application
of the technology. But when you look at the actual document (and not
just the Mac Observer article), it appears to refer to specifically to
a MessagePad, even describing aspects of the hardware. So I'm confused.

(Mark, is this out of the ordinary for a patent filing that would
presumably cover the software, or the interface?)


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