On Sat, 2004-05-15 at 00:21, Conall O'Brien wrote:
>  *Conall waits to see if Microsoft really will patent 1s and 0s*
Does the work of Turing and Babbage count as prior art in this case?
More than likely the innovation will be stated like this 'using a
computer and ones and zeros to achieve a specific aim such as the
replacement of the common tools of a person using a pen, ink and paper
in a place of work or within their abode'. :-) This will not then be the
prior art because one other term will be included. Where is Daniel
O'Connell when you need him to drive a coach and four through the weak
pontifications of todays politicians.
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