Message-Id: <199608200235.WAA09054@anansi.w3.org> To: Simon Cox <S.Cox@solo.ned.dem.csiro.au> cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Pushpins: patented? [was: Frames - does anyone like them? ] In-reply-to: Your message of "Tue, 20 Aug 1996 09:38:40 -0400." <3219BFE0.email@example.com> Date: Mon, 19 Aug 1996 22:35:54 -0400 From: "Daniel W. Connolly" <firstname.lastname@example.org> In message <3219BFE0.email@example.com>, Simon Cox writes: > >(As an aside, I think that Sun's OpenLook interface was much >more consistent than Motif, and particularly liked the push-pins >that allowed you to keep a window or menu on screen if you wanted. >Shame it lost. Yes, the push-pins idiom is great. We used it in the OLIAS browser that I used to work on back at HaL. I seem to remember some patent scare that delayed our use of it. Does anybody remember any claims that the push-pin idiom was patented?  http://www.baker.com/the-baker-reports/IW94-sp/report/press-releases/hal-olias.html HalSoft dissolved, and the danged thing has all but disappeared from the net!