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This is just ridiculous

By NickNielsen ·
Apple says you can't use "pod" in a product name? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11404886

What's next? We can't say "As alike as two peas in a pod??

I'm waiting for a representative of the Fabaceae to let Apple know how the family feels about that. "No more fiber for you!"

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It's a perfectly acceptable word.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to This is just ridiculous

Are they going after 'pad' and 'phone' too?

They should have taken the typical marketing approach, using inventive spelling or a made-up word. Oh, wait; they made up iPad. They can copyright that all they want. They're leaving themselves open to counter suits from any number of products with 'pod' in the name that existed before they used it: pea pods, pod people, Podkayne of Mars...

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Well they already took on The Beatles

by Oz_Media In reply to It's a perfectly acceptab ...

Maybe now they can go after Granny Smith herself. She'll soon crack them into shape and send them home to sulk.

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No, they didn't make up iPad

by NickNielsen In reply to It's a perfectly acceptab ...

Fujitsu was using it for at least a year or two before Apple debuted their product.

BTW, ask Tim to call and let me know when the festivities start tomorrow and when he needs me there. Thanks.

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I don't have him; he took a vacation day.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to No, they didn't make up i ...
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Well, spit

by NickNielsen In reply to I don't have him; he took ...

Guess I'll have to roust him myself, darn it.

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Then they will have to answer to Scandyna too

by Oz_Media In reply to This is just ridiculous

Another company was using the POD name in their electronics LONG before Apple ever existed.

Scandyna has had the MiniPod and MicroPod since the 70's. They now make a CinePod with an iPod input, so I wonder how Apple will deal with them?

Maybe Scandyna is just a more laid back company, they have niche clients that seek them out worldwide, they don't need to bully, posture and dominate in order to conduct fair business.

Maybe apple is just a joke? Oh, hang on, I've been saying that for well over 2 decades now.

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Yet Apple folks consider themselves type H.

by seanferd In reply to This is just ridiculous

They probably are really pod-people. As far as having bodies snatched, this must have happened to Jobs in early childhood. Explains everything.

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I thought I heard...

by Juanita Marquez In reply to This is just ridiculous

Leo Laporte saying something about not wanting to call podcasts podcasts for this reason, to ward off potential Apple evil, rather wanting them to be called someotherkindofcasts.

It's as dumb as Paris Hilton with a patent on the phrase "That's Hot".

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Like Barney Fife says,

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Message has been deleted.

"Nip it! Nip it in the bud, Andy!"

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