patents

RIP Michael Hart, Founder of Project Gutenberg

September 21, 2011

I learned this only a few days after. Michael S. Hart, the founder of Project Gutenberg, the online repository of copyright‐free books, passed away earlier this month. Hart was best known for his 1971 invention of electronic books, or eBooks. He founded Project Gutenberg, which is recognized as one of the earliest and longest‐lasting online […]

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The Scourge of Silly Software Patents

June 13, 2010

I was about to link to a story about a major software company suing another for software patent violations which included such brilliant ideas as “System and method for providing and displaying a web page having an embedded menu”. Then I realized that this is not news at all. Collecting software patents for simple concepts […]

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