OreillyNet: More patent follies: the easiest design element becomes a toll gate
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 20 Dec 2007 14:52
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
The idea in this patent, submitted by Yahoo!, is a clever little idea: if someone is starting to drag an icon or mail message somewhere, why not bring the mountain to Mohammed, so to speak? If she is dragging a photo, for instance, the browser or operating system can guess that she wants to open it with PhotoShop or the Gimp, and present that choice right next to the icon for the photo.
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