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I guess that was before my time. Who were the most memorable scientists for you, that you're referring to in that passage?
The news coverage was mind boggling. We got to know many of the scientists. They became the heroes. They took news conferences, answered questions visited schools. The scientists were famous. Yes, they were eventually eclipsed by Neil and Buzz but for a very long time in the lead up to the landing the scientists were top dog!
These format wars have often proved destructive to both camps because consumers, afraid of committing to a losing standard, will refrain from purchasing either. Format wars have been avoided in notable cases such as the DVD Forum for the unified DVD standard...
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True! On the other hand we have more dodgy drugs on the market now than ever before and the number seems to be increasing exponentially. This is because Big Pharma just about owns the damn Government along with other Multinational conglomerates.
ATS is packed full with those stories.
you can not patent an idea, only a product.