Friday, January 13, 2006

Ridiculous Patent: Smiley Faces

Microsoft has applied for a patent for creating and transmitting emoticons during "real-time communication," as in while the user is instant-messaging. Never mind that popular non-Microsoft instant messaging software has been doing this for a number of years -- the idea is so obvious that even someone not familiar at all with instant-messaging should immediately see the absurdity in these claims.


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