... from The Macalope...
Hurray! After 9 long years of waiting, Apple has received a patent for perhaps the most maligned feature of OS X—the Dock. This may seem like good news to some, but think about the consequences, people. Now Microsoft will now be forced to come up with something on their own. Can you imagine what an eyesore that’s going to be? Do we really wish that kind of pain on even our Windows-using brethren?
Ha-ha! Of course we do. But, still, this just drags the overall state of operating system competition further into the gutter. Mark the Macalope’s words, soon we’ll be launching applications by hooting and throwing bones at the screen.
Kind of like Linux users do now.