Inside Ms ClearType Technology

Tim Byars (
Mon, 7 Dec 1998 08:39:50 -0800


> I COMPLETELY AGREE that incorporating this technology into
> Microsoft's Windows operating
> environments will be an absolute win for its LCD display panel
> users. But Microsoft was
> apparently unaware that twenty-two years ago Apple II programmers
> were using these
> techniques - rooted in Apple technology patents - to improve the
> effective resolution of their
> video displays. This fact will be significant to Microsoft, and to
> the industry at large, because
> software techniques developed and widely employed back in 1976
> cannot be the proper
> subject of contemporary intellectual property protection. These
> techniques are owned by the
> public and may be freely used today by, and for, the benefit of everyone.


Go sell crazy somewhere else, we're full up here. ...Nicholson

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