Re: TECH/NEWS: AOL about to acquire Netscape
Tue, 24 Nov 1998 05:17:06 -0800 (PST)

my inner geek [] wrote:
>Good news, Philips just announced a light bulb
>that lasts for 2 years. Oh joy. Maybe in 2015 they'll spill the
>beans on their 1968 patented lightbulb that lasts 200 years.

Well, given that patents only last about 20 years, why don't you go out, get a copy of the patent, and start selling 200-year lightbulbs? Or is this just another of those mythical patents that the evil corporations bought up so no-one could use them?