Archive: February 14th, 2002
Move Over, BT: He Invented Links
Bob Bemer, a long-time programmer, inventor of the "escape" concept and one of the fathers of ASCII, has spoken out against BT’s selfish, greedy and downright stupid action:
"I was amazed when I read that BT claims to own hyperlinks," Bemer said. "It’s sad. Technology develops through decades of work by many people. That’s why I put my work into the public domain whenever possible."
Hefty bill with added insult shocks Telecom customer
This is not the sort of thing you want to see on your ‘phone bill:
"Telecom has ordered an investigation after a customer received an account charging him a "penalty for being an arrogant bastard". "