Re: selling an idea

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Sun Jan 28 2001 - 10:25:58 MST

"Michael B. Hubbard" wrote:
> I was not aware of that. Coming up in music and songwriting classes I was
> told it was potentially useful. I can pass that on to my musician friends.

Incidentally, this rumor runs wild on the Web, so you may wish to be armed
with this simple argument:

> The "seal it in an envelope and mail it to myself" trick is more or less
> useless. I know of NO (zero, zip, nada) court cases where it has held up.
> Try this: take a plain envelope and mail it to yourself unsealed. The
> post office doesn't care. Now you can put anything you want into it
> any time in the future and have it "date stamped" today.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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