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    julian fifield, 9 Jan 2008 @ 12:19am

    Amazon patent

    Well the short answer the question you pose is- it doesn't!
    The patent office sysetm is f****. and until its sorted companies will pay the system to hell. Stupid.

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    Brian, 9 Jan 2008 @ 4:39am

    If only it worked

    It doesn't even seem to do what claims all that well. I got two copies of a DVD from my father for Christmas by mistake (his, apparently). Since they were gifts, selected from my wishlist, and sent to me, that would seem like a perfect test for whether this even works.

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    Anonymous Coward, 9 Jan 2008 @ 6:33am

    This is the kind of patent I love to see. I have this fantasy that if enough of these absolutely absurd patents make it through the system then the courts and/or Congress will wake up and outlaw all business and software patents. The doctor keeps increasing my medication, but I still keep having these fantasies.

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    James, 9 Jan 2008 @ 6:39am

    Because...

    ...Amazon is retarded. Just like that bs with "one glick", give me a fk'n break, and its not even "one" click you still have to click place order after you click that, so its technically TWO clicks ..need help? Thats 3... rediculous.

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    Amanya Wannahearfrom, 9 Jan 2008 @ 6:42am

    Feedback- dont worry about it. how about Johnny Le

    As long as a given, new, means of suchlike detection can be demonstrated, it can have a patent without the problems your article presumes. There are countless methodologies to attain this goal.
    How about some TECH DIRT. Example:

    Johnny Lee and his 40 dollar Wii virtual desktop

    (with a Wii-mote he demos a HDTV apparently projecting an image (that is how it appears)three feet in FRONT OF THE TV and far behind it also.

    Mr Lee explains how this tech can be used TODAY for 40 bucks as a virtual whiteboard, a virtual game display system.
    Mr Lee presents two of many variations of this tech.

    Final: This is the future of TV, Computer, Fitness, Gaming, and nobody is even whispering about it?

    What am I missing?

    An informant is no good without my own dirt:

    Please see Johnny Lee VR Wii and CMU (carnegie mellon univ) on youtube for the video demos.

    Now that is Tech! and I want the Dirt on it!

    Thanks
    Mike Mech

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      Chuck Norris' Enemy (deceased), 9 Jan 2008 @ 7:14am

      Re: Feedback- dont worry about it. how about Johnn

      Do you know you can submit stories to the Techdirt Blog? That would be better than complaining...off topic.

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        Chuck Norris' Enemy (deceased), 9 Jan 2008 @ 7:20am

        Re: Re: Feedback- dont worry about it. how about J

        Sorry...here is the correct submit link. Unless you really want to go to microsoft.com.

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        Anonymous Coward, 9 Jan 2008 @ 7:22am

        Re: Re: Feedback- dont worry about it. how about J

        Ow! point taken!

        Can you do that for me with the provided info?

        Thanks for the tactful correction

        Mike Mech

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    Jason, 9 Jan 2008 @ 7:04am

    Patent App

    I think I'll apply for a patent on apply broad patents. Then pretty much anyone who files a patent will owe me money. I think this is the new business model that'll make the most money.

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    John, 9 Jan 2008 @ 10:33pm

    Amazon Patents Catching Customers' Mistakes

    We need to separate the WHAT from the HOW.
    A patent contains specific details on HOW the invention works.
    The title states WHAT the invention is.
    I could file a patent for a "Personal Non-spill Gasoline Transportation Device", a.k.a. a gas can. I would have to describe in detail how it works. My patent prevents others from making a gas can that WORKS THE SAME WAY as mine does, because they would have to copy/use my idea and are making money off of it. My patent does NOT prevent others from making gas cans, just not like mine.

    In this case, the patent covers HOW Amazon prevents customers mistakes, not WHAT it does. This would not prevent me from writing a program that did THE SAME THING, but in a DIFFERENT WAY.

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