An excellent article on the defensibility of software patents.
This needs to be remembered:
Here is the progression of Times headlines covering the collapse of the Spitzer plan to give driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants:
Nov 7: New York Democrats Say License Issue Had Little Effect
Nov 8: Congressional Democrats Grow Wary of Spitzer License Plan
Nov 10: Spitzer Showing Signs of Shift on License Plan
Nov 13: Spitzer to Drop His License Plan
Nov 13 (revised): Spitzer Dropping Plan of Licenses for Illegal Immigrants