Archive for June 17th, 2006

A new patent

My angel, JBQ, was awarded a patent recently. It was developed with two more french guys, all key engineers in the BeOS days, when trying to compress BeIA data to fit on the handicaped tablet/IA devices of 2001 (usually BeIA was forced to run on 8/16 MBs of RAM and 200 Mhz Cyrix MediaGX slow CPUs at a time when daddy BeOS required at least 32 MBs to run acceptably). Remember my remark yesterday about cellphones and memory: the less memory OEMs put on a machine, the more money they earn. Hence, that algorithm was bound to be born… And it was good enough to be submitted as a patent. My opinion on patents is here btw.