Which goes to show why the current patent system is stupid. The Japanese have had this system in gadgets for years now – you fill in your interestes in the gadget and when you come close to someone with similar interests, the thing rings. You look around and – hey, there’s someone else ringing!

Unbelievably crass that Apple is now patenting this in the US. Can’t they think up their own products?

United States Patent Application: 0110142016.