Apple Now Owns the Page Turn (New York Times)
Posted Nov 17, 2012 16:00 UTC (Sat) by bokr
In reply to: Apple Now Owns the Page Turn (New York Times)
Parent article: Apple Now Owns the Page Turn (New York Times)
Or you can just consider the "book" as a large 2D surface made by tiling pages that the device is a window on and use a simple sliding transition.
No 3D required, fast, simple and more intuitive for people who have never seen a physical book (which hopefully will be the majority at some point).
I like that.
Left/right for next page / previous page.
Then up/down slide can be to next major section.
Diagonal slide gestures can go to obvious special places,
NW to beginning, SE to end, NE to undo, SW to redo.
Obviously multifinger slides can do special things,
to navigate between other elements of a document:
TOC, index, tables and illustrations, footnotes (NE
to go back we already established), and other helpful
things for presentations.
For fancy transitions between illustrations, an animated
cartoon graffiti artist from Brazil could spray over the old
and paint the new ...
Patents galore ;-/
Sheesh, this autocratic granting of privilege
to extract tribute is so feudal.
Couldn't we instead invent a way to establish rights to actual revenue
from putting actual things in the market, with no restrictions on
using patented ideas, just a right to claim a share once real money is
RMS could invent a new patent license, so anyone could make a claim
as easily as writing (c) now -- maybe (p) instead: a claim to have
established prior art in the publishing of it, and claiming a right
to a fair share of benefits. "You are free to use this patentable
prior art, which I hereby claim under <RMS legalese ;-)> ..."
Maybe people or companies would want to elect to convert their existing
ordinary patents to the revenue-sharing form, rather than trying to
promote with venture capitalists, especially if they are clever but
more interested in tech and science than in financing.
Imagine being able to give away your idea and hoping all kinds
people "steal" it and use it without restriction to create a variety
of products. Just go on with your fun work and wait for it:
The inevitable robocalls ... "Do you have a (p) patent in force?
We can offer services to find who is using it and making money.
We have experienced lawyers. Our fees are reasonable ..."
IOW, invent a new game without scaring the old players too much.
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