Archive for October, 2012

Software Patents and the End of Innovation

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

From Nancy Heinen, Apple general counsel until 2006:

When patent lawyers become rock stars, it’s a bad sign for where an industry is heading.

Yes it is. And from the same article:

Last year, for the first time, spending by Apple and Google on patent lawsuits and unusually big-dollar patent purchases exceeded spending on research and development of new products, according to public filings.

The whole piece is worth a read.


-Thx to Mother Jones.

Prominent scientists sign declaration that animals have conscious awareness, just like us

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

– Simple empathy should tell one this.   Anyone who has ever loved a dog would know this truth.

– It’s what Buddha was talking about when he mentioned compassion for all living beings.

– We take ourselves way too seriously and judge everything that is not human as lesser.

– But they feel, they love and they hurt just like we do.

– dennis

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– Read about it here and here.

– Research thanks to Sharon R.