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#1 usr.c

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 09:12 PM

I think it might be time to get the front-page news going again after a very long hiatus. One of the stories this past week has been that a company called Man & Machines has decided to sue Apple for trademark infringement. As it turns out, Man & Machines is claiming that it has been using the name "Mighty Mouse" for their line of mice a whole year before Apple started selling theirs. Why it's taken them so long to realize this is anyone's guess. Maybe they're going through a rough time and are in dire need of some cash. Who knows.

And while we're on the issue of Apple's Might Mouse...mice, why didn't it cross their marketing people's minds to just call it something like iSoapBar or iRidiculouslyWeirdLookingAndUnErgonomicExcuseOfAMouse? I think the latter one in particular has a ring to it.

It would probably take me less time to learn how to fly a 767 than to learn how to use the Mighty Mouse. I got one with my Mac and spent a whole 60 seconds trying to use it before my hand had had enough and decided to just go back to the Microsoft Wireless Laser 5000, which is probably the best mouse...in the world.

By the way, this is going to be the new style of writing for front page news; I'll briefly mention the story, then make a very funny rant, then conclude with some satirical statements; we're bound to get more readers this way, particularly those who find no shame in laughing at bad humor.

I read the story here (via The Code Project)


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Posted 25 May 2008 - 01:32 PM

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 10:08 PM

I took mine apart and have no intentions of putting it back together (mighty mouse) because i hate it . the engineers at apple need to be slapped for that abomination of a mouse .
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