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E-Commerce Times: Amazon Boycott Rhetoric Reaches Absurd Heights

“Stallman called for the boycott in response to Amazon’s attempt
to prevent barnesandnoble.com from using its patented 1-Click
technology to allow repeat shoppers to purchase items without
having to re-enter personal information each time….”

“Fine, but I have one question: Why didn’t they? If 1-Click
was so easy and obvious, then why didn’t someone else come up with
it? Or other “obvious” items like the steam engine or the light
bulb, for that matter?

“The bottom line is that Amazon was willing to put up the
capital to pay technicians and go through the existing patent
system to make this “obvious” concept an innovative reality for its
customers.”

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