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Real iLoo inventor hits out at Microsoft "slur"

Letter Inventor's idea down the pan
Tue May 13 2003, 16:27
Microsoft's iLoo was April Fool's Joke

Dear Mike,

Thanks for the follow up regarding the April fools joke. I agree with you entirely.

Microsoft have still yet to comment on my questions. Were Microsoft worried about the potential threat of people switching operating systems and potentially doing away with the clunky Microsoft computer system?

As they have now discredited my idea as a joke, I will never be able to produce the idea. They have used my idea, the name of the product and similar quotes.

They certainly didn't set this up as a joke with all the high flying spokespersons issuing comments. Where does this leave my product? Was this a very calculated ploy to destroy competition in its early stages, or is admitting they don't even know what time of the month it is less embarrassing and ridding them of a potentially expensive situation!

Consulting my law books now on defamatory statements.

Regards

Andrew Cubitt

 

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