Friday, February 02, 2018

I propose my own "stupid patent of the month" for EFF


I propose a stupid patent of the month, before Electronic Frontier Foundation finds out.  

I’ve developed a way of keeping track of all the elements of a plot of a novel on a Microsoft Access database.  Then I sort them by presentation (chapter, subchapter) sequence and tie characters to various events, with comments to help tie loose ends.

I then copy them into a simple HTML table for a blog posting.
  
An example is here

I shared it with a friend, a much younger gay man, also writing a novel yesterday.
  
It struck me, people try to sell these ideas to patent troll companies.  I “give it away” free.  

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