Friday, June 22, 2007

Patenting the phrase

“Timed out and failed”.


Brendan: he/him

22-06-2007 12:51:13 UTC

Hmm, I am a little suspicious of whether adminning counts as “use in a blog entry.”

Josh: he/they

22-06-2007 12:59:52 UTC

Well, it’s there… I think that the rule was basically designed for smart-alecy applications, so I think that this is as valid as anything else that people are likely to go for.

I nearly patented “I become a tree”, but really, what would be the point?

Kevan: he/him

22-06-2007 16:20:58 UTC

It’s been a while since I timed a proposal out, but that exact wording isn’t compulsory, is it? You can write anything you like.

Brendan: he/him

22-06-2007 16:23:09 UTC

True.  But the same applies to any patented phrase right now, as long as we don’t develop any four-word reserved terminology.

Kevan: he/him

22-06-2007 16:28:18 UTC

Yes, it’s just a boring game of remembering what not to say, at the moment. I’m not really sure what direction that can go in (Taboo?), but maybe there’s something.


22-06-2007 21:04:46 UTC

It might fit the theme more if speaking certain phrases summoned foul creatures from the darkness of the Nine Hells and they would wreak a blight of havoc upon the lands.