Re: Fear of Life (was Microsoft, Automation)

Warrl kyree Tale'sedrin (
Sun, 3 May 1998 12:23:42 +0000

> From: ChuckKuecker <>

> At 03:50 5/3/98 -0400, you wrote:
> >
> >There's ways around this, too. Currently we have fraud laws for this sort
> >of thing. Under a more anarcho-capitalistic system, an arbitrator could
> >enforce a contract by which inventors trying to sell a working idea could
> >be forced to pay the cost of a failed enterprise if the idea failed. (ie
> >"If this is snake oil, this here arbitration company will recompense you
> >what it costs you, at my expense.")
> That sounds good to me..

Only rich people are allowed to bring their inventions to market.

A poor person cannot bring his own invention to market, because he
doesn't have the money -- and he also can't pay up if his invention
doesn't work out.

Besides, oftentimes even a basic description of an invention is
sufficient to reinvent it. For example, try to describe a
Frisbee(tm) well enough to garner interest, but *not* well enough
that a toy manufacturer could reinvent it himself just from your
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