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[NY] Apple Now Owns the Page Turn

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If you want to know just how broken the patent system is, just look at patent D670,713, filed by Apple and approved this week by the United States Patent Office.

This design patent, titled, “Display screen or portion thereof with animated graphical user interface,” gives Apple the exclusive rights to the page turn in an e-reader application.

Yes, that’s right. Apple now owns the page turn. You know, as when you turn a page with your hand. An “interface” that has been around for hundreds of years in physical form. I swear I’ve seen similar animation in Disney or Warner Brothers cartoons.

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Bahahaha
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This is... I don't even... What?!?!
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"THIS JUST IN. Because of the Apple Macbook 'air' we now pay apple royalties every time we breathe!"
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Wishing they would patent the Japanese Seppuku. Then insist every employee test it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seppuku
    
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I would like to say there are no words, but unfortunately I need words to say that.

This is one of those situations where you're in a conversation with someone face to face and they say something so incredibly idiotic and mind-numbingly stupid that the only thing you as an intelligent thinking individual can do is to immediately turn around and walk away with absolutely no expression on your face.
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This is awesome. Honestly, this is totally entertaining and I've just been enjoying the ride.
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This is awesome. Honestly, this is totally entertaining and I've just been enjoying the ride.
Sure is....
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Anyone really surprised at this point? I am surprised that they haven't patented the name and likeness "Apple", and made all the tree-born fruit subject to a royalty tax.
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