Wednesday, August 03, 2005

This is Microsoft. We Own EVERYTHING!! That is all.

Bleeding Edge asks a provocative question that I'm not game to answer directly - my geekiness doesn't extend to the history of the Incredible Monopoly Machine.

BE asks "Have Microsoft ever invented anything?" I assume so, but regardless of the answer, at the rate they're going with patent filing, they may not have ever invented anything, but they're sure going to own it all.

This article by the New York Times (via Cnet) shows how Microsoft have changed tack in recent years, with Gatesy ramping up the "Patent Quota" (no talk of quality, unfortunately). How's this for usefulness "
Adding and Removing White Space from a Document". My God! It's revolutionary! Like, er....the Delete Button. Or an Enter key, maybe?

The Redmonites have seemingly gone berzerk - if it exists, apparently Microsoft own it. Or at least, they want to. This patent, filed on the 21st July 2005, attempts to patent...emoticons.

Yep. Jens Martin, of Redmond, WA - I salute you. Glad to see someone fighting the good fight against those who would say Microsoft has never invented anything.

Microsoft - killing innovation daily since 1981.


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