Christie's auction and other computer history events

From: Paul Koning <>
Date: Thu Feb 17 15:40:05 2005

>>>>> "Tom" == Tom Jennings <> writes:

 Tom> On Thu, 17 Feb 2005, Tom Jennings wrote:
>> On Thu, 17 Feb 2005, Eric Smith wrote:
>>> Several of the developers of early computers said in interviews
>>> in the 1970s and later that they had been unaware of Babbage's
>>> work.

 Tom> It's clear to me that many of them would have a stake in 'no
 Tom> prior art' or a defensible 'no knowldge of prior art'...

The former, sure. The latter, why? In patents at least, prior art
matters, whether you have knowledge of it or not.

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