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    yes, i agree.  which leads me to believe that most people, here, who disagree with Posner do not / have not ever worked as the software application developer.
  yes.  so it appears that Apple was not able to make the irrefutable assertion that Motorola implemented (as an example)   http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=7,663,607.PN.&OS=PN/7,663,607&RS=PN/7,663,607   in a similar fashion, at the software level.
    yes.  software patents are broken. it is quite possible that someone has independently developed some clever algorithm to solve a particular problem.  an algorithm is derived from an abstract idea.  i doubt there's a patent law that protects, outright, abstract ideas as it relates to software applications.
    why the straw man argument?  i don't think the article you quoted refers to Posner at all.
  in the past, yes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyuuqsGoXys
  the device is 13.5 mm thick   http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/18/microsoft-announces-surface-for-windows-8-pro/
  no.   it's likely referring to physical vapour deposition, the process of placing a thin film of material (magnesium, in this case) onto a surface.
  - design of the PS3 started in early 2001 and hardware specification finalised in 2005; playback of 1080p of content is much less compute intensive for non-interactive media than it is for games, as an example.   - DirectX is a proprietary API developed by Microsoft to run on Windows OS and AMD/Intel hardware, none of which exist and/or run in the PS3.   - there is much more than just the God of War franchise.  here's one...
  http://forums.appleinsider.com/t/150261/rumor-google-asus-to-release-joint-7-inch-tablet-in-july#post_2115184
    whatever Google and Asus provides won't be competing in the same market as the Apple iPad.  Apple has defined its own market and the only competition it has is its former self.  if history repeats itself the iPad will only get better.   as for your insult, i'll just take the high road and let others judge.
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