Re: [OFFTOPIC]Re: FW: Crypto

From: John Alvord (
Date: Wed Aug 02 2000 - 15:52:50 EST

On Wed, 02 Aug 2000 14:35:31 -0600, "Jeff V. Merkey"
<> wrote:

>Great, I remembered it was mid-late summer this year. It's not patent
>infringement to ask, only to ship it. Great, I can get NDS out the door
>after September then.

Totally offtopic, but in the 1880s a fellow invented a safety
mechanism for elevators. It prevented them from dropping suddenly to
the ground by triggering brakes automatically. He wanted a lot of
money for the licenses. All the manufacturers waiting seventeen years
and then incorporated the new idea.

john alvord

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