Patently Absurd.
June 5, 2000 6:34 AM   Subscribe

Patently Absurd. James Gleick, chaos researcher and all-around smart guy, has written a very nice piece for the New York Times Magazine about the current spate of stupidity at the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Most important, in my view, is that unlike the John Perry Barlow piece we discussed earlier, the Gleick piece got national press... which is far more important than we geeks think...
posted by baylink (5 comments total)
For me, this was interesting less for the article (which _was_ good, don't get me wrong) than for the revelation that James Gleick has a homepage.
posted by lbergstr at 9:41 AM on June 5, 2000

I failed to follow my own law. I'd been going to make a pissy comment about copyright... not realizing that it was his own page. Thanks.
posted by baylink at 11:40 AM on June 5, 2000

why not just admit that youre an idiot and a hypocrite?
posted by sikk at 3:53 PM on June 5, 2000

Because failing to notice that fact doesn't demonstrate either of those qualities. Next question?
posted by baylink at 7:56 AM on June 6, 2000


who said you could answer? of course youre not going to admit that you are what you are, that would be way to realistic for the great Jay R. Ashworth.

posted by sikk at 9:44 AM on June 6, 2000

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