The stupid lawsuits in this country never really seem to end. Today Apple Computer released its latest version of the OS X operating system, called “Tiger”. They were prompty sued by Tiger Direct, a company that sells computer hardward (including, ironically, Apple products). Apparently Tiger Direct thinks they should have exclusive rights to the word “tiger”, and they’re dismayed that if you go to any web search engine and type the word, they’re not in the top of the results any more– Apple’s operating system is.
What a crock. Apparently we’re not allowed to use regular English words any more, because in so doing we might mess up someone’s marketing plan. Luckily “cyberschroeder” hasn’t been infringed upon yet– a Google search on the word turns up four results for my web site, and one for my friend Myles’ site, which is simply referring to mine.