Patently obvious

Europe retains its sanity over software patents. The proceedings make fun reading. I wrote to my local MEP about this back in June. However, my local MEP was firmly sticking to his party line and said “thanks but no thanks” to my viewpoint and said that they would be supporting the move. Grr! So much for representative democracy! “Sorry, you had your vote three years ago .. why are you bothering me with your viewpoint, puny citizen?”. Still, all’s well that ends well.

I’ve been looking for a decent hardware ebook reader for a while. I want something which is the size and weight of a paperback book, with a highres greyscale screen. I haven’t found such a beast, and I’m starting to plot how I’d build one of them myself.

Here’s an excellent optical illusion. The human visual system rocks.