Cell phone giant Cingular (for full disclosure: not my provider) has applied for a groundbreaking patent. We can only speculate how many decades of research and how much funding has been necessary to develop this true innovation: a button to insert emoticons into text. A … [Read more...] about Cingular Patent
Life in Missouri never gets dull. Governor Blunt, swept into office last Fall and having trimmed pretty much all spending for everybody who cannot fight back, seems to have turned to trimming of a different kind. Tucked within Missouri Senate Bill 280, now awaiting his signature, … [Read more...] about Show Me
Since I was buried under a mountain of software strings, I missed the Thursday Supreme Court decision on personal property seizure by almost two days. Boy, I must have gone through some changes lately because I never thought I would hear myself say that I agree with William … [Read more...] about Seizure
Härting Rechtsanwälte über die Entscheidung des OLG Hamm: Wer für privat genutzte Internetseiten eine Phantasiebezeichnung als Domainnamen wählt, muss damit rechnen, die Domain aufgeben zu müssen, wenn der Phantasiename mit der Geschäftsbezeichnung eines Unternehmens … [Read more...] about We Want Your Domain Name!
Amazon’s refusal to ship a German spell checking program from Germany to the U.S.A. reminds me of my first encounter of the German kind during my recent trip. After clearing customs at Frankfurt airport I went to the nearest electronics store to buy a rechargeable SIM card for my … [Read more...] about Big Brother