Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Is the Google Phone an Unauthorized Replicant? - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

Looks like they need a few more intellectual property lawyers in the Googleplex

As many bloggers have noted, the name Nexus One seems to be a reference to the cyborgs in the dystopian movie “Blade Runner,” which in turn was based on the novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by the late Philip K. Dick. Both the film and the book feature a bounty hunter tasked with tracking down several rogue Nexus-6 cyborgs, the sixth generation in the line of Nexus robots.

But unlike Motorola, which licensed the Droid name from “Star Wars” creator George Lucas, no one at Google discussed the name with Mr. Dick’s family — and they’re not happy about it.

Is the Google Phone an Unauthorized Replicant? - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

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