Chapter 148: The problem with people who talk about Software Patents

Most software patent discussions on Slashdot, Reddit or elsewhere on the Internet infuriate me. They infuriate me because, in my opinion, they fundamentally confuse the issues relating to whether software should be patentable. 1. “Software shouldn’t be patentable because it’s obvious.” You’re talking about multiple legal concepts as if they were one thing. There are […]

Chapter 146: Learning Predicate Logic with Slim Thug

Outward appearances aside, Houston rapper Slim Thug and I have somewhat of a shared history. We both hail from the great state of Texas. We both know our way around the section in the club nominally reserved for Very Important Persons. And, though ours may occasionally be rough exteriors for the purposes of intimidating ‘haters’, […]