Posts: 2063 from 2003/2/24
Same goes to programmers. Most programmers worldwide which are simply just too stupid to come up with something original. This is why they want to be capable of basing their work on someone else's work. But if you have a new business venture, that is, start-up, your thinking optics changes
Just take a look at the patents M$, Apple,Nokia etc etc are sueing eachother for. How many are really an invetion ? Or atleast somewhat orginal ?
By the standards of the US-patent-office I could could apply for "scratch balls with left hand gesture" and given a good lawyer I would get away with it.....