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This Week in Business is our weekly recap column, a collection of stats and quotes from recent stories presented with a dash of opinion (sometimes more than a dash) and intended to shed light on various trends. Check back every Friday for a new entry.
“Never assume anything,” the old saying goes, “because it makes an ‘ass’ out of ‘u’ and ‘me.'”
It’s a trite and over-simplified adage, but it’s also frustratingly true. And this week Electronic Arts provided a couple examples of that with the announcement that it would not enforce gameplay patents it holds on accessibility features.