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“Dumb and Dangerous”

Good piece by Slate’s Farhad Manjoo on why Apple’s patent suit against HTC just isn’t a good idea for anyone involved.

Manjoo mentions another patent squabble I’d forgotten about: Creative’s case against Apple over the iPod, which resulted in a settlement that had Apple pay $100 million to Creative. (When I first used an iPod my immediate reaction was this: “Hey, the interface is a lot like the one on my Creative Nomad Jukebox–except not as powerful!”) Let’s face it: For all of Apple’s ingenuity, it’s borrowed copiously from competitors, too…