1-Click, Short-Click, Long-Click, More-Clicks (New Microsoft Patent)

1-Click, Short-Click, Long-Click, More-Clicks (New Microsoft Patent)

Post by derelic » Thu, 29 Apr 2004 10:34:00



I've been thinking a lot lately about these new 3D screens that are just
hitting the market. Under the current system, someone could patent all
the ways 3D might be used in a GUI. Seems to me that it would be a
really, really good idea to set up an OSS group to think up all the ways
a 3D display would be used and then create a "prior art" project that
uses them, just to keep the concepts from being locked up by some greedy
SOB.
 
 
 

1-Click, Short-Click, Long-Click, More-Clicks (New Microsoft Patent)

Post by Gandalf Pa » Thu, 29 Apr 2004 11:30:20


XXXX@XXXXX.COM (derelict) wrote in



Lets come up with design concepts for the use of a holographic display :)

Gandalf Parker

-- HURRY UP! I know technology is moving fast but Im old. And I refuse
to check into an old folks home that doesnt have a HoloDeck.

 
 
 

1-Click, Short-Click, Long-Click, More-Clicks (New Microsoft Patent)

Post by derelic » Thu, 29 Apr 2004 11:42:11


I've been thinking a lot lately about these new 3D screens that are just
hitting the market. Under the current system, someone could patent all
the ways 3D might be used in a GUI. Seems to me that it would be a
really, really good idea to set up an OSS group to think up all the ways
a 3D display would be used and then create a "prior art" project that
uses them, just to keep the concepts from being locked up by some greedy
SOB.
 
 
 

1-Click, Short-Click, Long-Click, More-Clicks (New Microsoft Patent)

Post by Barry Marg » Thu, 29 Apr 2004 22:12:56

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,



I remember seeing articles 10-15 years ago in CACM about 3D GUI ideas.
If there were occasional articles in such a general-purpose journal as
CACM, there certainly must have been *lots* of articles in the more
specialized journals on computer-human interaction. So good luck
designing something that wouldn't be invalidated by the prior art in
those papers.

--
Barry Margolin, XXXX@XXXXX.COM
Arlington, MA
*** PLEASE post questions in newsgroups, not directly to me ***
 
 
 

1-Click, Short-Click, Long-Click, More-Clicks (New Microsoft Patent)

Post by Alun » Sat, 01 May 2004 21:21:53


@nwrddc03.gnilink.net:


Did you ever watch Red Dwarf and see Talkie Toaster?
 
 
 

1-Click, Short-Click, Long-Click, More-Clicks (New Microsoft Patent)

Post by thisism » Mon, 03 May 2004 03:36:05


Exactly. Once toasters and microwaves are
on the internet - I Shall Rule The World!
Muahahah



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