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I would assume it was. This is not something we pursue (unless they were
actually training people and calling it Information Mapping.)
Please email me if you have any further questions.
Information Mapping R&D
jodyl -at- infomap -dot- com
>From: Lisa Higgins[SMTP:lisarea -at- DRUAK -dot- DR -dot- LUCENT -dot- COM]
>Sent: Friday, August 01, 1997 5:59 AM
>Subject: Re: IMI methodolgy
>> 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