Subject: Re: Examples needed against Soft Patents
From: Ben Tilly <>
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 17:37:06 -0800

On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 13:16:39 -0500, jean_camp <> wrote:
> Seriously, the incompetence of the tech industry in the political realm
>   is so amazing that it is an area of academic study. In an example so
> extreme as to almost be funny, the Gates Foundation is a financial
> backer of the Discovery Institute which opposes the teaching of science
> (e.g., evolution) in public schools.  In short, when the tech industry
> does get involved its idiot libertarian orthodoxy tends to ensure
> athlete's mouth in the first degree.

Groups of geeks having trouble with something that requires social
smarts.  Whodathunkit?