|In reply to Comment 19 (Neko):|
> Patents, despite claims to the contrary by hippies, are claims to novel
In theory, yes. In practice, they're more and more becoming claims to obvious concepts masked out as "novel inventions".
As for the hippies, I guess Europe is full of hippies then, among which there are lots of university professors, lawyers, studends, journalists and IT workers. That doesn't make "hippy" sound as bad as you intended it to, then.