11.07.2007

Oh Lord, No...



Yes, indeed. A patent application for saying good-bye automatically at the end of a chat session.

I'm pretty sure I had an IRC script that did that, way back in 1993. Wouldn't that make this patent moot?

2 comments:

Phoebe said...

Notice who's going to own that patent. They'd patent closing the screen when you're done with it ("just because everyone's done it doesn't mean we can't patent it!") if they thought there was money to be made.

Yet Another Girl said...

I didn't want to seem, you know, biased against Microsoft.