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Old 09-15-2009, 10:21 AM   #1
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Google's leitor em linha

News from google:

http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/200909...news_flipper_4

P.S.: "leitor em linha" is what I propose for an online reading application. I was going to use "online reader", but figured it would confuse to many mobile readers.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:41 AM   #2
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News from google:

http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/200909...news_flipper_4

P.S.: "leitor em linha" is what I propose for an online reading application. I was going to use "online reader", but figured it would confuse to many mobile readers.
I consider your use of a readily discernible 3 word Portuguese term to be precisely analogous to calling my mother a woman of ill virtue.

HOW DARE YOU???

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Old 09-15-2009, 11:29 AM   #3
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The service is meant to duplicate the look and feel of perusing a printed publication.
(I wanted to use a facepalm smiley but we don't have one, so)
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:32 AM   #4
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Did you know even scrolls have pages?

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Old 09-15-2009, 12:21 PM   #5
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"The stories are displayed on electronic pages that can be quickly scrolled through by clicking on large arrows on the side instead of a standard Web link that requires waiting several seconds for a page to load."

This sounds exactly like Amazon's "Look inside this book" feature - it loads a sample with those large arrows on the side. Dare we anticipate a new patent infringement lawsuit?
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:13 PM   #6
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"The stories are displayed on electronic pages that can be quickly scrolled through by clicking on large arrows on the side instead of a standard Web link that requires waiting several seconds for a page to load."

This sounds exactly like Amazon's "Look inside this book" feature - it loads a sample with those large arrows on the side. Dare we anticipate a new patent infringement lawsuit?
Javascript-based image preloading might just have prior art that predates Amazon...

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Old 09-15-2009, 02:31 PM   #7
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Javascript-based image preloading might just have prior art that predates Amazon...
Ahi, they meant the visual layout, not the actual mechanics of how it works.
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Try it. It's not what you think. The large arrows skip from story to story. It's quite inefficient since you probably are not interested in every story. It would be quicker to scan headlines (RSS) and choose the stories you want.

Also, the page that loads does not have the complete story on it. Just one page worth. You then have to click a link (load a new page) to go to the source and read the complete story.

The only advantage that I can see is that the stories graphically look nice. They are laid out print fashion rather than web fashion and so they look attractive. Of course this is a step backward for many reasons (accessibility to the blind, personal style sheets, etcetera). And doesn't take advantage of whatever unique geography your monitor has (mine is a laptop -- wide, but short)
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Ahi, they meant the visual layout, not the actual mechanics of how it works.
Can you patent a visual layout? Doesn't quite seem to qualify under a design patent, if I am reading it right, and the mechanics are basically what I stated if the mechanics are taken into consideration.

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