ClearType: Clearly a Good Idea . . . but whose idea was it?

Author Steve Gibson makes a strong case that Microsoft’s
ClearType technology featured in Bill Gates’ COMDEX keynote address
is actually borrowed from the public domain.

“Microsoft’s November 1998 Comdex announcement of it’s
“breakthrough” new display technology, dubbed ‘ClearType’ was
regarded by many as the most important event of the show… but…
twenty-two years ago Apple II programmers were using these
techniques… These techniques are owned by the public and may be
freely used today by, and for, the benefit of everyone.”

Complete article.