Is Ibm’s Patent Move A Move Away From Property Rights?

Lynne Kiesling IBM has announced that it will choose not to enforce 500 patents that it holds for code that is used in many open-source applications and environments. From today’s Wall Street Journal (subscription required): The technology company announced today a pledge that it hopes will establish a sort of “patent commons” on which open-source … More Is Ibm’s Patent Move A Move Away From Property Rights?More Is Ibm’s Patent Move A Move Away From Property Rights?

Pucci to Brighten a Dreary, Rainy Day

Lynne Kiesling I don’t have time today for pithy, substantive analysis. Furthermore, the weather here is gloomy and making my senses dull. So instead I turn to the Manolo: The Pucci, they are the shoes of relentless cheerfulness. Makes me wish I had a pair of these for slogging through the puddles: Many thanks to … More Pucci to Brighten a Dreary, Rainy DayMore Pucci to Brighten a Dreary, Rainy Day

Waste Is Efficient?

Michael Giberson Tyler Cowen, at Marginal Revolution, says he’s been reading a new book by Peter Huber and Mark Mills called The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy. Cowen cited a few of the “seven great heresies” that the book asserts, including … More Waste Is Efficient?More Waste Is Efficient?