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Widget Prior Art

From: Gene Mosher <gene@viewtouch.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2011 08:35:57 -0700
Message-ID: <4E19C6DD.7020801@viewtouch.com>
To: public-widgets-pag@w3.org
In 1986 I created a touchscreen widget framework for the purpose of
operating a body of point of sale software.  I demonstrated this system
to many thousands of visitors to many computer and restaurant shows
during the period of 1986 to 2004.  I also sold it to many restaurants
and hospitality organizations.  The touchscreen GUI was widely copied
and is common in restaurants and hospitality sites throughout the world
today. 

One of the concepts included in the functionality of the widget-based
touchscreen GUI was the idea that a widget would be aware of who the
user was, what the administrative level of authorization was, whether
the user had access to the code that was associated with the widget and
whether the user was qualified for, or met, other specific conditions of
usage.

I have been actively involved in developing and in selling to the public
my touchscreen point of sale software since 1986.  A summary of my
innovations and history <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Mosher> is
available on Wikipedia.  My commercial web site
<http://www.viewtouch.com> provides a good overview of my work.  I
believe that I can provide a very substantial body of prior art that
demonstrates the decades-long existence of much of what Apple and other
companies are representing as novel, innovative and non-obvious in their
patent applications which would invalidate them and many existing patents. 

--Gene Mosher
ViewTouch
541-485-9235
541-515-5913 (cell)
Skype: ViewTouch_POS
2842 Wingate ST, Eugene, Oregon 97408
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