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


From: Christopher C. Stacy
Subject: Re: 1-Click, Short-Click, Long-Click, More-Clicks (New Microsoft Patent)
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 21:37:10 GMT
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>>>>> On Thu, 29 Apr 2004 15:21:51 -0400, Barry Margolin ("Barry") writes:

 Barry> In article <address@hidden>,
 Barry>  Ben Pfaff <address@hidden> wrote:

 >> Barry Margolin <address@hidden> writes:
 >> 
 >> > In article <address@hidden>,
 >> >  address@hidden (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?

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

 Barry> BTW, rather than harping on the phrase "open the application", I'm more 
 Barry> concerned about "limited resource computing device".  This is used in 
 Barry> just about every claim, but I'm not sure what it means.  The 
Description 
 Barry> refers to PDAs, and explains that the reason this method is needed is 
to 
 Barry> make up for the lack of a keyboard

I've never seen a PDA with a mouse, though.  Or, what means it, to "click"?


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