I smell another Apple lawsuit!

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by stoid, Oct 23, 2003.

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    stoid

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    I noticed today that the Xerox X and the Mac OS X are exceedingly similar...

    Do you think that Xerox will sue Apple?

    Oh, wait, if Xerox wanted to sue Apple over something they would have had already done that back in the 80s.
     

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    applemacdude

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    I think all X's look the same......
     
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    mac15

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    kinda funny thats 2 things apple stole of them :)
     
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    topicolo

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    They can probably also sue apple for the gratuitous usage of the color white
     
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    manitoubalck

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    what is it with Americans and Law suits

    If it hasn't happend yet it wont happen. OS X has been out 3 years or so any legal action would have taken place back then
     
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    rainman::|:|

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    mmm... i think they look the same because they're both the letter "X". it's one of the quirky things about english, all the letters look like themselves.

    :rolleyes: :)

    pnw
     
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    Apple did not steal from PARC, they developed an agreement, but I do not know if there was any money exchanged.
     
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    stoid

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    Holy gee willikers Batman!!!

    They're both Xes???

    I couldn't ****ing tell!!

    Thanks for the observation all!

    I was pointing out that both companies have a logo that IS an X. Even though there are obvious differences, there are also some interesting similarities, and that was what I was pointing out. *insert comment about people not looking past their noses*

    </rant>

    Anyway, never mind then, just.... just.... forget I ever brought it up.

    (goes and cries in the corner longing for "the precious" (Panther) because "nasty Hobbits hurts us")
     
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    G5orbust

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    that would be 3 things apple "borrowed", C-man. GUI, Mouse and this, though this pretty much has nothing to do with anything, so I guess the counter stays at two.
     
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    Phil Of Mac

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    I believe Xerox invested in Apple.
     
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    mmmdreg

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    Re: what is it with Americans and Law suits

    Lol that's so true. I love the whole thing about suing people because you tripped over a hole in the road :D But then again, it's rubbing off on Australia a tad too :( that can't be good.
     
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    dieselg4

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    a world of x's

    How many people can xerox sue? how about apple os X, microsoft X-box, maybe the producers of the X games . . . maybe X-ray machines, the X men. . . lunacy!
     
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    ...and don't forget to sue the guy that came up with 'X marks the spot' either.:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    It's an X - by definition it looks like any other X! If it's doesn't it's something else!
     
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    stoid

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    Okay, like I was not terribly sober last night when I had this "amazing" revelation, and at the time, it seemed like a genius idea to me.

    arn, or some other mod.... can you just wasteland this thing, kill it, it needs to die.
     
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    I think it's Xerox's fault for having a stupidly spelled name... :p :D
     
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    there's no way xerox could sue apple for that x.

    the apple x is much different from xerox's x. the fact that the serif is curved (aka a transitional serif) makes it completely different from xerox (the serif is flat, known as a modern serif).

    there's a bunch of other differences if you take the time to look at the two characters.
     
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    Sun Baked

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    Re: X marks the spot

    Xerox and Crapper both failed to protect their names.

    And I'd feel much better at the end of the day if Xerox was stamped on the porcelain, though Microsoft would be better.
     
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    G5orbust

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    Re: Re: what is it with Americans and Law suits

    Dont forget the millions of dollars paid to people who got fat from eating food at McDonalds. They blame Mcdonalds for making them fat because the food is "uncharatceristically unhealthy" and "addictively good no one can help but scarf down 4 big macs at one time".


    Final note: Kill this thread.
     
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    Sun Baked

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    Re: Re: Re: what is it with Americans and Law suits

    There is a way to lose those pounds...
     

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    Phil Of Mac

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    Re: Re: Re: what is it with Americans and Law suits

    That's totally untrue. They sued, but the suit was thrown out, rightly, for being frivolous.

    Get your facts straight or you'll start an urban legend.
     
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    Re: Re: what is it with Americans and Law suits

    People don't want to be responsible for their own actions anymore. If a someone goes on a killing spree or is your basic klutz. Its never their own fault. Someone made them do it.

    People need to accept some self responsibility. If i bust my rear walking down the road..its my fault..not the city's. Welcome to the planet earth... it has no safety features.

    Sorry..one more thing. I hate when they put down a tiger or an alligator for biting someone. Its a wild animal, the animal did what its supposed to do. Try to eat us.
     

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