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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 20:00:08 -0400
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In article <address@hidden>,
 address@hidden (Christopher C. Stacy) wrote:

> >>>>> 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"?

I don't think the patent ever uses the word "click".  In the 
Description, it describes pressing a screen button with a stylus -- I 
think most PDAs have that.  The claims use a more generic phrase that I 
don't remember, to refer to choosing an on-screen button or icon.

Barry Margolin, address@hidden
Arlington, MA
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