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The Twenty-Year Web Cache

Using the metaphor of web comments forms and the annoyance of “your comment may take awhile to appear” messages to describe the inanity of the US Patent system:

So imagine that your ideas weren’t improvable by others for twenty years, and also, that you couldn’t build on the ideas of others for the same period of twenty years.

Welcome to the patent system.

Pretty much, yeah. (via Jesper)

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