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Subject:Re: IMI methodolgy From:Lisa Higgins <lisarea -at- DRUAK -dot- DR -dot- LUCENT -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 1 Aug 1997 09:59:58 +0000
> I was told by the company that they had
> approached IMI once and were told that if IMI principles were followed in a
> document (like block lines, chunking, the 7+/-2 rules, etc.) that they
> would have to pay a royalty back to IMI.
WHOA! I hope this is a misunderstanding!
Unless you are actually using their template, I can't begin to
imagine how anyone could get away with copyrighting such basic
concepts. That would be like copyrighting a haircut or a gesture
On the off chance, though, I hereby call dibs on all of the
* Sentences under ten words.
* Ragged right lines.
* The use of colons for introducing bulleted lists.
* Those fat lines at the top of the first page of a chapter.
Lisa, who also holds the patent on 'pockets.'
lhiggins -at- lucent -dot- com