[LINK] The World has really gone mad, hasn't it?
Wed, 21 Jun 2000 13:31:39 +1000
Sorry Michael -- the Brit patent was first _filed_ in 1976. Tim B-L did his CERN
work four years later:
>A year and a half spent as an independent consultant included a six month stint
>1980)as consultant software engineer at CERN, the European Particle Physics
>Geneva, Switzerland. Whilst there, he wrote for his own private use his first
program for storing
>information including using random associations. Named "Enquire", and never
>program formed the conceptual basis for the future development of the World
>From his own biography at:
Mind you, I'm tired both of the dumb patents and the laws that permit them...
Subject: [LINK] The World has really gone mad, hasn't it?
Author: "Michael Lean" <email@example.com>
Date: 21/06/00 11:34
From Wired News...
British Telecom: We Own Linking
They patented the system of hyperlinking more than 10 years ago,
British Telecom officials say, and now they want their royalties. Looks
like a patent battle for the digital ages. By Craig Bicknell.
...and what happened to our Tim, at CERN? Doen't he get a look in here