Just when I thought it would be another slow news week ... Jack comes along and makes this site bubbling with news again.
On Slashdot today:
"It appears that DLO (Digital Lifestyle Outfitters) are using their patent #6,591,085 to keep a PodBuddy, designed by DVForge, a product, competing with DLO's TransPod, off the market. Another example where patents are interfering with innovation and in the end - the end users are suffering the consequences, because far more superior product can't see the light due to dirty tricks of the patent owners :("
Of course Jackwhispers readers know the true story
I'm not quite sure why this came up again; because it's an old story. It seems Jack is agonizing over finally starting to be called a goose. He's losing his negligible annoyance edge with the competition and they are finally starting to strike back.
I applaud DLO for being the first to step up to the plate. It's time for Griffin, Belkin, and Apple to step up to the plate and and hit a grand slam!
Something minor I have been wanting to point out from a reader email:
What the hell is wrong with this guy's psyche? Have you seen this from his website:
While many companies have larger, more advanced offices, we are still pretty proud of our new home. Because the new building was nothing but an empty warehouse shell, we had the chance to build every detail inside exactly the way we wanted it. The open office plan, the spaciousness, the wall, carpet, and ceiling colors, the use of MacTable desking systems, the custom built lighting fixtures... everything here has been carefully tweaked to our own sense of taste and style.
Found at: http://www.dvforge.com/bldg.shtml
Of course this in reference to Jack's first most famous incident involving MacTable which is documented at Macintouch and as originally seen here: