Apple lays Legal Claim to The Word 'Pod'

Richard Waters, Financial Times, Aug 15, 2006
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Open the pod bay door, HAL. Somebody should explain the meaning of the word 'theft' to these corporations. The word 'pod' was a perfectly good word, usable by all, until Apple came along. And then the company simply snagged it out of the public domain and now claims it as its own. This is theft, no matter what the court says.
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