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Regarding the Apple/FutureTap patent Controversy.

I’m sure you’re aware of the fact that Apple has started filing patents for certain types of applications, and that they’re apparently using the interfaces from existing apps to describe their newly invented applications, which they totally deserve a patent on.

Now, setting aside for the moment the fact that software patents are goddamn stupid, and serve to stifle creativity rather than promote it, as patents were originally intended, and that the idea of patenting software shows the politicians in favor of this idiotic practice to be completely unaware of how software is developed, I will address the specific controversy: namely, the fact that a bunch of apps on the app store seem to be featured in patent applications filed by Apple:

How the hell did so many small software developers get their hands on a time machine at the same time, go into the future to see the applications upon which these patent applications are based, then go back in time and write their own, lesser-quality knock-offs of Apple’s superior applications? It’s mind-boggling.

For shame, FutureTap and the rest of you. For shame.

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  1. bob
    August 6, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    I was wondering what the last straw was going to be to make me forget iphone development.

    thats pretty much it for me.

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