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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: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 21:31:18 -0400
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In article <address@hidden>,
 address@hidden (Rahul Dhesi) wrote:

> Barry Margolin <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> >> >> What does it mean to "open" an "application"?
> >> 
> >> >....I assume...
> >> 
> >> In other words, there is no clearly-defined meaning....
> 
> >Does the information given in the Description section of the patent 
> >count?  It uses the verb "launch" rather than "open", but it's pretty 
> >clear what common computer activity is referred to.
> 
> But you haven't been able to define it or point to a definition.
> 
> 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".

-- 
Barry Margolin, address@hidden
Arlington, MA
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