Not Invented Here comic strip for 5/3/2011
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Everyone's talking about software patents but no one's doing anything about them. Except me. I am engaging in civil disobedience. I vow not to invent anything until this problem is solved.

I invite you to join me in this important fight.


Owen: I was reading about patents...
Desmond (banging his fist on the table): Patents! Scourge of the software industry!

Desmond (turning red): Common-sense concepts owned by do-nothing trolls! They should be hanged until dead! Roasted on a spit! Flayed alive!

Owen: So we shouldn't get any?
Desmond: We should churn them out by the dozens. Only way to protect ourselves.

Now You're Pointing With Power!

Powerpoint t-shirt

Remember life before Powerpoint? Us neither, but archeological records show that our primitive ancestors drew clip art on slates with pig's blood. And, really, haven't we lost a little something since then? Maybe we just need the right transition, like "break slate", or "put down old slate, pick up new slate". Meanwhile we've got this new t-shirt, inspired by this comic, designed for slide monkeys extraordinaire.

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