While the Internet began as a pure public domain, recent years have seen an epidemic of patent claims to such marvels as Amazon.com one-click ordering
, calendars kept on the Web, regular downloading of Web pages, and countless other features that threaten to erect roadblocks and tollbooths for future entrepreneurs.
Another involved one-click ordering
of items in TV ads via a TV remote control.
For instance, Amazon.com's "one-click ordering
" and Priceline.com's "name your price" technique.
Such design features as one-click ordering and automated shopping help deliver the promise of convenience; collaboration tools such as chat rooms or ratings functions make it possible to realize the promise of belonging.
And how about chat rooms, personalization, one-click ordering, and collaborative filtering?
But while the posturing of a country which has never even seen one-click ordering
provides momentary distraction from our land of deprivation, it's worth remembering that it's not all plain sailing on the unexciting side of dual-leadership democracy.
The customer just clicks on the restaurant's app icon - It is one-click ordering
- the customer chooses from the menu, orders directly from the restaurant's app and pays directly from the app.