Subject: Re: US Software Patents Hit Record High (fwd)
From: Russ Nelson <>
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 13:08:03 -0400

simo writes:
 > b) get out of it any useful teaching that is not yet widely available or
 > trivial to come with up given the problem space

Indeed.  Unfortunately, patents are being granted to people who ask an
unobvious problem and then solve it using the obvious solution.

--my blog is at   | You don't help the poor by
Crynwr sells support for free software  | PGPok | looking at their list of
521 Pleasant Valley Rd. | +1 315-323-1241       | options and eliminating the
Potsdam, NY 13676-3213  |     Sheepdog          | one they actually chose.-DH