MacNotables #1221: Bryan Chaffin Discusses Samsung’s Crimes & Punishment, Patents, Microsoft and More

Bryan Chaffin provides some perspective on the issues of copyrights, patents in general and the Apple-Samsung legal fight in particular, then debates what might constitute appropriate sanctions with host Chuck Joiner. From the issues surrounding big pharma to Apple’s acquisition of ideas from Xeros PARC, the discussion takes unexpected turns, and includes Bryan’s thoughts on the Microsoft Surface, and an update on the progress of his novels.

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Chuck Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices, MacVoicesTV, MacNotables and The MacJury, a group of shows and web sites that make up The MacVoices Group, and is part of MacLevelTen . You can catch up with what he’s doing by following him on Twitter, friending him on Facebook, or circling him on Google+.

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Bryan Chaffin began using Apple computers in 1983 in a high school BASIC programming class. He started using Macs in 1990 when the Kinko’s guy taught him how to use Aldus PageMaker, finally buying a Power Computing Power 100 in 1995. Bryan is the cofounder of The Mac Observer and currently serves as Afternoon Editor. He has contributed to MacAddict and MacFormat magazines, and coauthored Incredible iPad Apps for Dummies with Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus. You can find out more about Bryan at his personal site, GeekTells.

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