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mudskipper
1st March 2011, 21:24
No googling!

Who aims to "win in the flat world"?

What a load of sphericals!

AtW
1st March 2011, 21:28
No googling!

Who aims to "win in the flat world"?

What a load of sphericals!

Infosys (http://search.yahoo.com/search?p="win+in+the+flat+world")

mudskipper
1st March 2011, 21:32
I believe that googling is a commonly accepted term for use of a search engine, in the same way that hoovering is a commonly accepted term for use of a vacuum cleaner.

So what's your company's tagline?

Ruprect
1st March 2011, 21:33
No googling!

Who aims to "win in the flat world"?

What a load of sphericals!


Infosys (http://search.yahoo.com/search?p="win+in+the+flat+world")

No yahooing or ska-ing either.

OK my turn: who's finger is just enough to give your kids a treat?

mudskipper
1st March 2011, 21:34
No yahooing or ska-ing either.

OK my turn: who's finger is just enough to give your kids a treat?

Fudge. I remember the rude version from my schooldays...

AtW
1st March 2011, 21:37
I believe that googling is a commonly accepted term for use of a search engine

Wrong.

It's a trademark infringement that's what it is.

Read up on Xerox and other stuff here: Genericized trademark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genericized_trademark#Avoiding_genericide)

If I were you I'd edit your posts above.

HTH

DimPrawn
1st March 2011, 21:44
SKA tagline:

Google beating search coming to you in 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 the near future!

Ruprect
1st March 2011, 21:45
Wrong.

It's a trademark infringement that's what it is.

Read up on Xerox and other stuff here: Genericized trademark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genericized_trademark#Avoiding_genericide)

If I were you I'd edit your posts above.

HTH

Urban Dictionary: googling (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=googling)



Searching. Coined by popular use of google.com.

Ruprect
1st March 2011, 21:46
SKA tagline:

Google beating search coming to you in 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 the near future!

:laugh

AtW
1st March 2011, 21:51
Urban Dictionary: googling (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=googling)

Yes your link would go down nicely in front of a sympathetic judge who'd also be checking this (http://www.ipo.gov.uk/ohim?ohimnum=E1104306) one out. :eyes

6 months in Uranium mines will teach you how to avoid infringing trademarks and value liquid food :eyes

Spacecadet
1st March 2011, 21:53
I'm sure one of the Wil Self short stories has a room full of people who are paid to constantly use trademarked terms in order to get them into common usage and therefore un-trademarked

AtW
1st March 2011, 21:55
I'm sure one of the Wil Self short stories has a room full of people who are paid to constantly use trademarked terms in order to get them into common usage and therefore un-trademarked

Wii is not generalised word - people don't say - "let's go wii" to mean they are going to play console games.

Xerox had to actually sue people to stop usage of "I'll go xerox that paper" and make people use words "photo-copying", why? Because if they had not done so then they'd lose their trademark and company name.

Expect to see Google (tm) to go after those who say "googling" in the next 5 years.

HTH

Spacecadet
1st March 2011, 22:09
Wii is not generalised word - people don't say - "let's go wii" to mean they are going to play console games.

Xerox had to actually sue people to stop usage of "I'll go xerox that paper" and make people use words "photo-copying", why? Because if they had not done so then they'd lose their trademark and company name.

Expect to see Google (tm) to go after those who say "googling" in the next 5 years.

HTH

Strangely Microsoft seem to be encouraging people to "Bing for it"

AtW
1st March 2011, 22:13
Strangely Microsoft seem to be encouraging people to "Bing for it"

Yes, notice capital B and it ain't just because this is start of sentence, and also they encourange to Bing for it at some specific site - not generally saying go "search for stuff".