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Old 04-01-2013, 07:57 PM   #1
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Amazon has bought English, and will charge for it's use

I'm sorry that this is a day late, but I live on the other side of the international date line.

http://www.themillions.com/2013/04/a...f-english.html
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:00 PM   #2
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I heard Apple is fighting this in court -- they patented English long ago and demand royalties from those who use it.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:17 PM   #3
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Best April's Fool's article I have seen.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:20 PM   #4
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I heard Apple is fighting this in court -- they patented English long ago and demand royalties from those who use it.
Didn't they claim that Britain was in "arrears" for back payments dating back to Charlemagne.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:04 PM   #5
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I heard Apple is fighting this in court -- they patented English long ago
And it would be called eNglish...

Or maybe iNglish...
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:17 PM   #6
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Didn't they claim that Britain was in "arrears" for back payments dating back to Charlemagne.
No, that was thrown out as Apple's computers didn't recognise any date prior to 1904 in the early days (well, in combination with Visicalc...) so couldn't backdate claims prior to that date...
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:37 PM   #7
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I heard Apple is fighting this in court -- they patented English long ago and demand royalties from those who use it.
They also think their patent on the alphabet constitutes prior art:
http://www.the-digital-reader.com/20...letters-video/
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:38 PM   #8
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:32 PM   #9
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You could probably pick up "French" cheap at ebay.FR.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:42 PM   #10
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I'm hoping Amazon will be raising awareness on the proper usage of "it's."
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:56 AM   #11
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I'm hoping Amazon will be raising awareness on the proper usage of "it's."
But I didn't want to have to pay for using English in my post, and thought I'd get away with it by making a mistake.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:17 AM   #12
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But I didn't want to have to pay for using English in my post, and thought I'd get away with it by making a mistake.
Hay, u mihgt b awwn 2 soemthnig!
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:08 AM   #13
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You could probably pick up "French" cheap at ebay.FR.
look for "cheap French" in alleys by wharfs in Marseille
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:15 AM   #14
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Doesn't South America have to pay royalties for a certain river?
On another front, I hear the Johnny Appleseed's heirs are being sued by Apple.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:20 AM   #15
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That isn't English, that is properly called 'txtlsh', It isn't clr if Amazn or Apl own the rits to that, tho a lwsut is expctd shortly.

The "Y", with it's ambiguous status as either a vowel or consonant is considered by most legal scholars as uncopyrightable.
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