Thursday, May 08, 2008

Techdirt: Ideas Are Everywhere... So Why Do We Limit Them?

Dave Winer pointed to this article over on Twitter and it's a great read on the foibles of patent protection on ideas.

I hadn't heard of what Myhrvold was doing before but when I read it, I cringed at the thought and how those people were just screwed simply for discussing ideas.

Makes me glad that Da Vinci wasn't around to get all of his ideas patented - then where would we be?

Techdirt: Ideas Are Everywhere... So Why Do We Limit Them?


Too bad Gladwell didn't get it.   i

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