OT: patenting an old year/date concept, to make millions

From: Roger Merchberger <zmerch_at_30below.com>
Date: Fri Nov 12 19:04:37 1999

Rumor has it that Jerome Fine may have mentioned these words:
Anyone else have any stories about using a pivot date some time ago!

Jerome Fine

To bring this on-topic, I used that technique back in the mid-late 80's in
all of my software that I wrote (for myself mind you...) in Basic09, under
OS-9 on my CoCo2 & 3. I made & packed a routine to do that automatically,
then just linked in the code with the routine with any program that I wrote
that needed that functionality.

I'm not bragging... I'm sure there are a *lot* of folks here that figured
that out a lot earlier than I did. It's really not brain surgery, after all.

That guy needs to be slapped... Hard... in the face... with a frozen
mackerel!!! ;-)

(that's a quote from a guy on my Model 100 list... so that's even on-topic!

See ya,
Roger "Merch" Merchberger
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Received on Fri Nov 12 1999 - 19:04:37 GMT

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