[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][link]:
>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][jesp])
[link]: http://falkvinge.net/2011/07/07/the-twenty-year-web-cache/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Falkvinge-on-Infopolicy+%28Falkvinge+on+Infopolicy%29 “The Twenty-Year Web Cache – Falkvinge on Infopolicy”
[jesp]: http://waffle.wootest.net/ “Waffle”