Netbooks are Generic and Live Search makes Gibberish

Posted by Zealot on May 31, 2009

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netbook Liliputing is reporting that the French site Blogeee is reporting that they have seen reports (yeah, blogging is a dirty business) that the trademark battle between Psion and everybody else who has ever touched a semiconductor is over. It appears that Psion has accepted the fact that Netbook has become a generic term and is dropping their claim, but whether that is due to settlement or because Psion’s legal team realized that the court costs for the first round alone would be more then the company is still worth is anybody’s guess.

I admit I was expecting Psion to eventually get paid or get lost from the start and assuming this report is true, I am surprised it took this long. I for one would love to read the transcripts of the negotiation’s between Psion and Intel and their posse.

In an effort to get a little more confirmation for this story, which Liliputing is properly classing as a rumor, I ran the Blogeee post through Microsoft Live Search’s translator functionality, built into IE8…and this is what I got.

Intel and Psion have to agree on the problem that opposed until around to the word "netbook". Psion voluntarily withdraw all its rights and the term deposits and consents to do more oppose to that third parties use in the future the netbook Word. No official confirmation from Psion or Intel in their respective sites for the moment, no idea nor of the negotiations around this sudden friendship between setmarks sent soft words press spaces there are few. For us users netbooks, we finally see manufacturers and merchants stop turning around the pot with their "mini-mobile", their sub-laptops or other "mini-notebook."

Netbook win!

ZUT ALORS!!! “Sent soft words press spaces there are few”??????

OK, so whether Netbooks are generic or not, we do learn one thing for certain in this story..Live Search Translator is merde.

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By day a department manager and writer for a major network device vendor...by night Zealot stalks the mean magnetic streets, striking fear into the hearts of bandwidth abusers and theme park mascots. Zealot has been involved with mobile devices for more than a decade now, starting off with dumb phones, moving to PDAs and then to smartphones, notebooks and netbooks with the odd PMP thrown in. Most of his mobile time currently is spent on a Treo Pro, Zune HD, Thinkpad T61, HP Mini 311, iPod Touch 3G, iPad 16G or a Hackintoshed Compaq Mini 704. He proudly groks the Geek community and considers himself a Neo Maxi Zune Dweebie (thanks Wil Wheaton!).

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    How well does Google do? Let’s see.

    Intel and Psion come to agree on the problem between them until around the word “netBook.” Psion is voluntarily recalling all of its rights and on the term deposits and agrees not to object to others in the future using the word NETBOOK. No official confirmation from Psion or Intel in the press room on their respective websites at the moment, no idea either of the negotiations around this sudden friendship between the marks which itself sweet words there are few. For us, netBook users, we will finally see the merchants and manufacturers stop beating around the bush with their “mini-portable”, their “sub-laptops” or “mini-notebook.”

    It’s maybe a little better, but I think all you’ve proven is that computerized language translation is still a hard problem.

    Steve

  • http://www.mobilitysite.com Zealot

    Amen to that, brother.

  • http://bardhaven.wordpress.com Zealot

    Amen to that, brother.

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