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Microsoft sued again. And Apple. And Sony. And others…

I do like a guy who refuses to do things by half. Mediostream is suing Microsoft, Apple, Sony and others for misappropriation of trade secrets and more. It’s strong stuff:

To protect its valuable Windows monopoly against such potential competitive threats, and to extend its operating system monopoly into other software markets such as consumer electronics, Microsoft has engaged in a series of anti competitive activities. Microsoft’s conduct includes agreements tying other Microsoft software products to Microsoft’s Windows operating… etcetera and etcetera and etcetera…

It’s fascinating reading! (Courtesy of Courthouse News Service)

But it’s also inspiring. Am I too late?

Design for ICL Quattro booklets

Design for ICL Quattro booklets

Way back in 1986 – before MS Office – and working as Townsend & Taphouse, we produced a booklet for ICL, and retained copyright. The design is almost exactly the one that Microsoft subsequently used for Office (you can see the story here: Sample Design Work – circa 1986). May I suggest that the entire Microsoft Empire was built on this design? Do I deserve a percentage (even a tiny one)?

Oh damn – they changed the rotation of the pieces! And the colour shades are a bit different. And MS Office didn’t have any writing on the pieces.

Ah well. I can always dream of what might have been…

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