Had to register this stupidity!

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Been wanting to record the absurdity of software patents and I think this takes the cake. It is a wonderful patent awarded to Microsoft on the use of page-up and page-down keys for navigation. OK, those of you who used those two keys in the last 10 minutes, pay up!


  1. Who writes this kind of shit …
    You, the one writing that nonsense of patent shit. Get a life. I just hope you’re getting good money for doing what you do. I’ll be really depressed if I’ll have to write that kind of things … ridiculous …

  2. Now, now. It is the system that failed and the unscrupulous just found ways to manipulate it. I bet you, with the Singapore-US FTA agreement, this stupidity is applicable in Singapore as well!

  3. Wow that is stupid. Remember though, they did lose their lawsuit to Lindows. I read that they’ve been trying to get Red Hat to pay them royalties over Red hat’s usage of IPs.
    It really is a sign of a company strugglign with it’s business model. it can’t make money with it’s own products anymore so it’s moving to stupid litigation. Remember SCO?

    1. MS never sued Red Hat or anything like that. The brillance of Ballmer stays with his sabre rattling only. None of the alleged 256+ patents that Ballmer says violate his stuff has been disclosed. They dare not. Disclosing would mean the open source community will just replace it – then Ballmer would not have a rattle to play with.

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