Patents aren't a very good comparison. Acorn was mostly operating in the UK, where the scope for ridiculous patents is (or was) less. How many of those patents held by other companies are really genuine useful innovations instead of just late bandwaggon-jumping with a few tweaks to make it different, bodged own implementations of something that already exists, or frivalous nonsense?
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Wakefield 2009 wrap-up, photos and video The weekend's RISC OS event has been and gone and we've got the rest of our lives to look forward to. Here's a round-up of extra news and Drobe's show-related coverage and some photos taken from Wakefield 2009 - plus a video from the show floor. 16 comments, latest by AW on 29/4/09 7:41PM. Published: 27 Apr 2009
May date set for RISC OS Euro 2009 show RISC OS eXperience 2009 is set to take place on Saturday, May 16 at the same venue as last year's event - the Wijkgebouw de Vuister in The Netherlands. Co-organiser Paul Porcelijn said: "Last year between 70 and 80 visitors attended the show, many of whom brought their own system. The atmosphere was friendly and inspiring. Many people made new contacts or renewed old acquaintences." Punter who wish to set up their own stands and commercial exhibitors are welcome to contact organisers The Big Ben Club. There is no charge for table space. Discuss this. Published: 22 Mar 2009