Monday, May 08, 2006

Patents are meaningless

Either that, or the people in the US Patent Office bottomed out in the ennui department. John C. Dvorak caught this little ditty this morning demonstrating the breadth and depth of intelligence of our federal "intellectual property protection system". The patent owner's a fellow Minnesotan ... though I'm not certain what that means (if anything). I'm in the wrong line of work. To heck with trying to win the lottery, I'm gonna file patents for:

  • Dangling the legs in the water creating sinusoidal ripples
  • Riding a bicycle
  • Walking a dog ... wait ... too obvious ... walking a cat
  • Holding a pencil to apply graphite to a paper surface
Then I'll sit back, relax, and sue everyone for ... living