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

From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: 1-Click, Short-Click, Long-Click, More-Clicks (New Microsoft Patent)
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 15:21:51 -0400
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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".  This is used in 
just about every claim, but I'm not sure what it means.  The Description 
refers to PDAs, and explains that the reason this method is needed is to 
make up for the lack of a keyboard -- i.e. instead of holding down 
modifier keys like control or shift while you click, it uses the length 
of the click.

Barry Margolin,
Arlington, MA
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