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· · 2005
· · · January
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More Patent Funnies · Perhaps just now it’s unfashionable to grumble about patents, given that <a href='http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/01/26/0534206'>Sun</a> and <a href='/ongoing/When/200x/2005/01/11/IBM-Patents'>IBM</a> are showering the world with bucketfuls of ’em (and a fine thing, too), but if you want a loud, ugly, wake-up call, start at <a href='http://varchars.com/blog/'>VarChars</a>, which is offered by someone who apparently wishes to be known only as “rayg”. Samples: <a href='http://varchars.com/blog/node/view/156'> IBM Receives Patent for Using Regular Expressions to Extract Information from Documents</a>, <a href='http://varchars.com/blog/node/view/153'>Google Receives Patent for Highlighting of Search Results</a>, and <a href='http://varchars.com/blog/node/view/146'>Microsoft Attempts to Patent Object Persistence</a>. Read on for some predictably-negative commentary and—gasp!—a look inside some incredibly-advanced Google technology ...
 
Green On Search · Care about search in general? Then you probably should start reading <a href='http://blogs.sun.com/searchguy'>Steve Green</a>; he’s in Sun Labs and knows more about search technology than just about anybody, way more than me. Plus, he’s amusing.
 
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