[citation][nom]madjimms[/nom]Actually I don't own an MP3/4 player, the only micro$oft product I use is Windows 7.[/citation]
I didn't really expect you to own any other Microsoft products, that would be unlikely because M$ tends to wait until something becomes popular, then tries to introduce their version of it. That worked well with Windows, since 90% of the market already belonged to them. All they had to do was copy other company's products, add them to Windows, and make the other products redundant. We used to joke that Bill Gates bailed out Apple because he figured it was cheaper than hiring his own R&D team. That doesn't work so well with personal electronic devices, though. And, for the record, I don't think Apple invented the mp3 player, smart phone, mouse or GUI. But, using an article about a M$ patent that simply expands the existing photo sensor array into a CCD array for even more resolution as an example of M$ creating something "new", while at the same time bashing Apple, who is (for once) not mentioned a Tom's article seems a bit childish and a little obsessive. But, then that's how most discussions seem to go here, lately.