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

From: healyzh_at_aracnet.com <(healyzh_at_aracnet.com)>
Date: Fri Nov 12 19:51:04 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
> <<<<

OS/8 comes to mind, didn't OS/8 users have to implement this in the late

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

The real problem is software patents and the fact that the US Patent Office
is out of touch with reality.

Received on Fri Nov 12 1999 - 19:51:04 GMT

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