We trigger happy blogging geeks often get in our own way. Witness this Mashable article about an important patent granted to Apple. First, thank you Mashable, for pointing out this patent.
But you miss the point!
First, the patent:
Apple has essentially patented the ability to sync actions between two or more devices. This could be something as simple as adding a to-do to my calendar on my Mac and having it automatically sent to my phone. Or I could create a list on my phone and, based on the parameters, have that list shared with my fiancé on his device.
Now the point. This is NOT about sharing contacts with a pal, or lists with your fiance, no matter how swell he might be.
This is about the Gap Scenario. Pure and simple. Think about it….