· Naughties
· · 2005
· · · January
· · · · 26 (2 entries)

More Patent Funnies · Per­haps just now it’s un­fash­ion­able to grum­ble about patents, giv­en that Sun and IBM 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 VarChars, which is of­fered by some­one who ap­par­ent­ly wish­es to be known on­ly as “rayg”. Sam­ples: IBM Re­ceives Pa­tent for Us­ing Reg­u­lar Ex­pres­sions to Ex­tract In­for­ma­tion from Doc­u­ments, Google Re­ceives Pa­tent for High­light­ing of Search Re­sults, and Mi­crosoft At­tempts to Pa­tent Ob­ject Per­sis­tence. 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 Steve Green; 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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