December 16, 2000

Open letter to the CEO of Prodigy

Author: JT Smith

Linux Journal writes about BT's patent lawsuit against Prodigy for using hyperlinks of all things. "As a company, you just got infested with worms. Parasites trying to nourish themselves from your success--software patenteers. If any of us other
Internet builders and users can offer you some assistance fighting them, please let us know.

Since I work for a company that makes hyperlinks among other things, and since I make some links in my spare time, I naturally got worried about the
fact that British Telecom is actually suing you over their ridiculous claim that they, not Vannevar Bush, Ted Nelson, Doug Engelbart, or anybody else
invented hyperlinks. Could this be the end of the Web as we know it?"

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