|Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, July 16 2012 @ 09:17 AM EDT|
|I wasn't being evasive. You asked a ridiculous question, I assumed it was|
Yes, I believe the computerization of some known things should be patentable.
For example, I'm sure that you think even the earliest of spread sheet programs
did noting more than move known book keeping to the computer. Even if that were
true, that in itself was not trivial and probably resulted in many patentable
aspects. Furthermore, spreed sheet programs now do plenty more including auto
tallying columns, formulas, graphing, macros etc....aspects of all of these read
as probably patentable, even in view of graph paper, french curves and the
existence of general purpose computers.
This is no different than the patentability of the steam engine even in view of
the tea kettle, fire and syringes (like pistons) and bicycle cranks...
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