Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2012 23:07 UTC
Legal Since I want to get this out of my system: here's a set of proposals to fix (okay, replace) the current failing patent system. No lengthy diatribe or introduction, just a raw list.
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by Morgan on Sun 8th Jul 2012 10:11 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: ..."
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Perhaps I should have said technical interested. He's a user, his interest goes to the outside of stuff, the GUI of something. And towards stuff around tech, politics, business. Maybe stuff that's very important and should be on anyone's radar, but I don't think the real tech lover cares much for court cases.

Well to my knowledge he has built several computers from scratch, including a Hackintosh; he understands more about the inner workings of BeOS, QNX and RiscOS than I do, and I'm an enthusiast of all of the above. For a man several years younger than me, he has much more experience with technology overall, and I'm a hardware hacker for fun (since modding my first computer at age five) and profit (I fix broken electronic equipment at my part time job and I'm damn good at it).

My point being, we're all at different levels of technical prowess and expertise here, but one doesn't have to have an EE or CS degree to be a news editor, even for a tech site.

I'm retro, I came to this site way before Thom and sometimes interesting stuff does show up and we have an interesting crowd that may share interesting views of interesting stuff.

Same here, I remember thinking "who is this guy?" when he first started submitting news so many years ago, but that doesn't make me (or you) superior. In my case, it just makes me old. ;)

There is a LOT of interesting stuff going on, we don't want patents every day even though one day they may destroy the world.

No, I'm sure the vast majority of visitors here don't want patent news daily, and it seems by the tone of this editorial that Thom feels the same way; this is almost a magnum opus on the matter. Unfortunately, as much as we don't want to read about it, we need to stay abreast of the matter as it affects us all, consumers and creators alike.

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