But also look at a lot of what their R&D is based on. IBM: Hardware MS: Software ... with a significant amount devoted to user interface development. It seems the hardware based R&D would "show" larger impact. When was the last time we say any thing software oriented that was "revolutionary"? Adam Lang Systems Engineer Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company http://www.rutgersinsurance.com ----- Original Message ----- From: "Randy Mangham" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2002 9:44 PM Subject: Re: IBM Claims Patent Crown Again > To be fair, MS did patent some seemingly inventive things as well (and IBM > did patent a few things that don't sound that complex) but most of MS's > patents don't seem that dramatic compared to the research performed at IBM > especially given that MS's R&D budget is nearly the same as IBM's. I'm > willing to bet that IBM's R&D $ yield more real invention than MS's $ do. > > > Randy Mangham > Pacific Crest Consulting > San Diego CA
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