michael from the patent-office-fails-the-turing-test dept.
gondaba writes "The US Patent and Trademark Office has
granted an all-encompassing patent to ActiveBuddy that covers every step of
IM botmaking technology. According to internetnews, ActiveBuddy now plans to
the patent, even though the existence of prior art is well-known and documented."
Software production is assumed to be a line function, but it is run
like a staff function.
-- Paul Licker