Technology > Patents: Does the Patent System Need an Overhaul?” href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/27/technology/27patent.html?pagewanted=print&position=”>The New York Times: Since 1793, the federal government has issued patents to inventors, giving them exclusive ownership of an idea as well as the right to prevent others from using it. Now some experts argue that achieving those rights stifles innovation.
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: For reasons beyond my ken, I got asked to talk to the Entertainment and Media section of a World Economic Forum meeting in NYC on Tuesday. How could I say no? Besides, the organizers are completely charming, open-minded, smart people. (Thank you, Alex.)
CBS Marketwatch: Vice President Dick Cheney said the United States faces the threat of another terrorist attack if voters make the “wrong choice” on Election Day, according to a press report published late Tuesday. How does he know? Is he holding something back?
A beloved pet (Plump) passes away a little while ago, and last night at dinner, my sister asked about Plump. We got to talking and she mentioned that the Rainbow Bridge poem that the vet had sent me was also a website. So today Plump was made a resident at the Rainbow Bridge…. Here are some pictures of plump.