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    Nice article, but regrettably little reaction to it.

    IMO, makers are rare in this world, or to the extent that what they make is noticed or has an affect on the world. Considering the 6 billion+ people on this planet, I've wondered when a maker from some small corner of the world will make something that is of great significance. But it just never seems to happen very often, if at all. How can that be? Statically alone we should be seeing or have seen this at least once every year or two. Is there something that restricts or stops what makers have created? Or is everything like this lost in the din of consumerism, corporations, and pop culture?

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    A coder, accomplishes.

    A maker, takes pride.
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    Statically alone we should be seeing or have seen this at least once every year or two. Is there something that restricts or stops what makers have created? Or is everything like this lost in the din of consumerism, corporations, and pop culture?
    hehe, I believe the restriction you are referencing there is patent infringement and patent litigation.

    We have too many patent happy folks and corps. ie: Apples claim it owns the patent to rounded corners, Apple v Samsung.

    A patent office that is all to lenient on what is and what isn't patentable. And too many Lawyers all to happy to accept payment for defending said patents, regardless of the frivolity, cause, or reason to "defend' against.

    The little guy doesn't stand a chance. And sadly, it's this same little guy that might develop the next big thing. There are probably bindings full of inventions that will never come to fruition because of an existing frivolous patent.

    Nope. The inflection point has been crossed, and it tipped in favor of big corporations and their Lawyers. What they deem us to have, we shall have. The remainder can go jerk themselves. Or worse, pursue their dreams and monetarily put up a defense in dealing with the patent holders ferocious and unscrupulous Patent Lawyers.

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    Q: How many lawyers does it take to change a light bulb?
    
    
    A1: How many can you afford?
    
    A2: Fifty-four. Eight to argue, one to get a continuance, one to object one to demur, two to research precedents, one to dictate a letter, one to stipulate, five to turn in their time cards, one to depose, one to write interrogatories, two to settle, one to order a secretary to change the bulb, and twenty-eight to bill for professional services.
    
    A3: Such number as may be deemed to perform the stated task in a timely and efficient manner within the strictures of the following agreement:
    
        Whereas the party of the first part, also known as "The Lawyer," and the party of the second part, also known as "The Light Bulb," do hereby and forthwith agree to a transaction wherein the party of the second part (Light Bulb) shall be removed from the current position as a result of failure to perform previously agreed upon duties, i.e., the lighting, elucidation, and otherwise illumination of the area ranging from the front (north) door, through the entry way, terminating at an area just inside the primary living area, demarcated by the beginning of the carpet, any spillover illumination being at the option of the party of the second part (Light Bulb) and not required by the aforementioned agreement be tween the parties.
    
        The aforementioned removal transaction shall include, but not be limited to, the following steps:
    
            1.) The party of the first part (Lawyer) shall, with or without elevation at his option, by means of a chair, stepstool, ladder or any other means of elevation, grasp the party of the second part (Light Bulb) and rotate the party of the second part (Light Bulb) in a counter-clockwise direction, said direction being non- negotiable. Said grasping and rotation of the party of the second part (Light Bulb) shall be undertaken by the party of the first part (Lawyer) with every possible caution by the party of the first part (Lawyer) to maintain the structural integrity of the party of the second part (Light Bulb), notwithstanding the aforementioned failure of the party of the second part (Light Bulb) to perform the aforementioned customary and agreed upon duties. The foregoing notwithstanding, however, both parties stipulate that structural failure of the party of the second part (Light Bulb) may be incidental to the aforementioned failure to perform and in such case the party of the first part (Lawyer) shall be held blameless for such structural failure insofar as this agreement is concerned so long as the non-negotiable directional codicil (counter-clockwise) is observed by the party of the first part (Lawyer) throughout.
    
            2.) Upon reaching a point where the party of the second part (Light Bulb) becomes separated from the party of the third part ("Receptacle"), the party of the first part (Lawyer) shall have the option of disposing of the party of the second part (Light Bulb) in a manner consistent with all applicable state, local and federal statutes.
    
            3.) Once separation and disposal have been achieved, the party of the first part (Lawyer) shall have the option of beginning installation of the party of the fourth part("New Light Bulb"). This installation shall occur in a manner consistent with the reverse of the procedures described in step one of this self-same document, being careful to note that the rotation should occur in a clockwise direction, said direction also being non- negotiable. 
    
        NOTE: The above described steps may be performed, at the option of the party of the first part (Lawyer), by said party of the first part (Lawyer), by his heirs and assigns, or by any and all persons authorized by her/him to do so, the objective being to produce a level of illumination in the immediate vicinity of the aforementioned front (north) door consistent with maximization of ingress and revenue for the party of the fifth part, also known as "The Firm."
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