This patent made me wonder what kind of people is running the US Patent Office. This one dispelled all my doubts.
Update: See also Patent Absurdity for a 30 min video where Eben Moglen, Karen Sandler and others talk about the history and present of software patents.
OMG! Unbelievable! A method for swinging?? We really, really, REALLY need to get back to the idea that patents are for novel inventions!
Absolutely. Actually, i find the first patent as shameful, sad and unbelievable as the swinging idiocy.
> … this Haskell-based method …
Should have been a red-flag – you can’t patent an implentation – you can only copyright it.
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