Hi! My name is Cédric Bozzi, I make websites and iOS apps, and this is my blog about technology (mostly a Twitter archive, really).

24 October 2007

@web@

Oh for fuck’s sake now. Amazon patents mod rewrite [via].

I’m not certain (I can never make my brain process the lists of “claims” that define a patent) but it looks a lot like it’s not only affecting Mahalo, but pretty much any single wiki CMS in existence. (Which, evidently, provides ample prior art, beyond the whole obviousness factor.)

You know, some days I really can’t believe that geeks use — and recommend — Amazon so much. There’s this “vote with your wallet” thing that I can’t really condone here because I think it’s illegal in France or something, but you’ve got to wonder how we’ve all turned a blind eye on the fact that they’re most famous for patenting the use of cookies, basically.

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