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

From: Rahul Dhesi
Subject: Re: 1-Click, Short-Click, Long-Click, More-Clicks (New Microsoft Patent)
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 19:34:07 +0000 (UTC)
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Barry Margolin <> writes:

>In article <>,
> Ben Pfaff <> wrote:

>> Barry Margolin <> writes:
>> > In article <c6piil$tj1$>,
>> > (Rahul Dhesi) wrote:
>> >
>> >> Most Microsoft users use "open" to mean "whatever happens after I click".
>> >
>> > I doubt anyone thinks that when they click on a link in a browser and it 
>> > goes to another page or submits a form that this is "launching an 
>> > application".
>> Are web-based email services applications?

>Possibly.  But the individual operations within the email service aren't.

>BTW, rather than harping on the phrase "open the application", I'm more 
>concerned about "limited resource computing device"....

I'm concerned about both.  These are all very vague terms with
potentially unlimited domains of use -- the sort of terms that are ideal
for use in defining the claims in a patent.

But unlike me, you seemd to imply, several times, that "open" and
"application" had obvious common meanings -- which meanings you have yet
to state with any prevision.

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