Because you made me curious...
In addition to the point about carrier pigeons, even modern technology is re-embracing what others might consider to be obsolete.
I believe the poster was supporting the idea that software patents are a bad idea. If the sorting algorithms had been patented things would suck.
Since patenting of software didn't occur until after many of them had been written, they remain unpatented and this is a good thing.
Reading comprehension is hard.
I've been practicing ways to make my fellow cyclists pay more attention to their dick behaviour.
My most recent attempt is to yell "confirmation bias" whenever I see one of us doing something like ignoring a stop sign or blowing a light. The idea is that, when they come back (and normally get aggressive thinking I was cussing them out) I explain that every dick move they make makes all of us look bad.
That leads me to you drivers: you see those of us who cut you off and blow the light. You see the ones who split the lane and haul ass to the light so they can be first out the gate when it changes. You don't see most of us who are being cautious because, in our caution, we're staying the fuck out of your way. Trust me: we exist.
I hope this driver is found and has to answer for what they did. I hope more of us cyclists start caring about how being killed in traffic affects us all.
Life would be so much easier if we could just look at the source code. -- Dave Olson