Let me play devil's advocate for a minute...
Posted Feb 3, 2009 16:38 UTC (Tue) by hppnq
In reply to: Let me play devil's advocate for a minute...
Parent article: Apple's touch-screen patent
I think Steve Jobs has also seen Minority Report. Of course it matters what the patent application is actually for.
What it seems to apply to (IANAL) is a device that is able to translate imprecise gestures into precise commands, through a touch screen of comparatively small size. Multi-touch functionality is indeed not at all one of the claims, but it is (of course) mentioned as a related application.
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