from the you-think-and-we'll-take dept.
zzyzx writes: "An article in the Seattle PI discusses the existing tax on software creation in Seattle. The law was clarified recently to allow the taxing of the software that was created in Seattle, even if the manufacture of the discs occurred elsewhere. Some Washington state lawmakers are working to overturn these changes. The issue at the heart of the matter:
Should an intellectual activity such as programming be taxed in the same way as manufacturing is?"
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-- Edsger Dijkstra