File puptcrit/puptcrit.0502, message 23

Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2005 18:21:56 -0500
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Waldo

No, actually they don't! The Character Shop acknowledges that Heinlein 
invented the term, but since they registered it as a trademark before 
anyone else they own it. Their take on this is that they registered it 
for their exclusive proprietary use as a "tribute" to Heinlein. `Ya 
gotta love trademark law.

More info on TCS web site -

Will Stackman wrote:

>Thought someone else would bring this up sooner.  As
>old-time science fiction fans know, "Waldo" as a term
>for tele-operating derives from Robert Heinlein's 1942
>novella of the same title.  It was used as early as
>the '50s to describe analog manipulators.  If anyone
>has rights to the term, it's the Heinlein estate.
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