11 May 2010

Intellectual Property

These two videos caught my eye recently. I decided to (re)post them here so that so I don't loose track of them. In one way or another they both relate to "products, process, and quality" and the unintended consequences that can result when the "process nazis" gain control of what and how things are done permitting logic to trump reason.

Ironically in the first one the Wright brothers are used as a positive example; yet, although the second one is only about software patents, the fact is that many (including myself) believe that the Wright brothers' vigorous enforcement of their aviation patents severely slowed and in fact damaged the development of aircraft technology in much the same way.

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