10 June 2007

Quotable quotes

This bloke says very little that’s worth saying, but this is one of those few items:
Mr. Gates was right in 1991: patents are bad for the software industry.
OK, so Microsoft is chasing & supporting patents now because...?


Major said...

Bill has, of course, been perfectly consistent throughout.

He has always believed that his company is the software industry

In 1991 Microsoft didn't own many patents and hence at that time patents were bad for the "software industry".

Leon Brooks said...

Er, yes, monomania does indeed change the viewpoint a lot. (-: