Prior art? You're soaking in it!

It's almost as though the universe is conspiring to provide me with endless examples to illustrate the insanity of the patent system. A little while back, I told you about a man who tried to patent the Internet domain naming system. Now Microsoft is trying to patent the virtual desktop pager, a technology which has existed for at least 20 years. In fact I'm looking at one right now, on my Gnome desktop.

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