Tuesday, July 08, 2003

anarchy in the ... USA? {with due apologies to The Sex Pistols}

In Patent Bending, James Surowiecki discusses how patenting business processes marks a new low in stifling competition. Sean Gorman's disseration (tedious, according to his advisor) faces the danger of becoming classified, thanks to the security implications. Ryan McKinley, meanwhile, has created the Government Information Awareness Project, an Internet repository for citizens to provide information about public officials, corporations and their executives. Two-thirds of employees believe their co-workers are a bigger threat to customer security than hackers, according to a survey of 500 people released earlier in June by Harris Interactive Inc. [all links courtesy: slashdot]

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