This is BS

May 9, 2002 by Ivan I.

This is like saying that because my hammer looks and works the same as yours, i'm going to sue you.

No New Thing

May 10, 2002 by Les Matthews

Patents are issued for many notions that are way too common to be considered original. But if Amazon can patent the number of clicks it takes a user to add an item to a shopping cart, I guess anything can be patented.

Just because someone if the first to apply for a patent, doesn't mean they had a truely original idea. Tabbed interfaces have been around a long time; Adobe did not invent them.

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:8)

RE: This is BS

May 10, 2002 by Andrew Watson

BS Maybe but imagine if the bloke who DID invent the hammer had patented it!


Will this affect the release of Dreamweaver MX . . .

May 13, 2002 by Victor Corey

and if so, is there anything we, as users of Macromedia products (and probably Adobe products), do.

I personally do not use Adobe products unless absolutely necessary. Would it do any good for Macromedia devotees to boycott using, purchasing or supporting Adobe products?

Just a thought.

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