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Friday February 08, 2002
03:21 PM

*faint disbelief*

[ #2728 ]
Apparently, in a simultaneous fit of insanity, stupidity, and greed, British Telecom is claiming a patent on hyperlinking.

I thought the world was crazy, not stupid. Unfortunately, it seems to be both.

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  • They already tried that one in Europe over a year ago. Of course, they got kicked in the teeth as they deserved and seemed to run back home crying. One of the fun parts of that event was France Telecom notifying British Telecom that they had used a system very similar to theirs before BT had, so that if BT tried to gain something on those grounds they'd go to court with that (it's rare to be on France Telecom's side on anything, trust me).

    So they moved the claim to the US, because according to one

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    -- Robin Berjon [berjon.com]