And then, I suppose to add to that, on the Konfabulator site, it said it was an idea he was thinking about five
years before February 2003 (and the project was underway in 2002, but it just wasn't
released until February 2003).
So, it's the old "who came up with it first" innovation argument. Which is then usually followed closely by the "yeah, but when did it arrive on MY platform?" argument.
Not that any of this productive.
As it says on the www.microsoftgadgets.com page MS Research published a paper on the idea in 2001 and had started work on it even before that. Konfabulator can say they had the idea in the 90's but where's the published proof?