Move Over, BT: He Invented Links

It’s nice to see that most people seem to share my disgust at British Telecom’s spurious patent on hyperlinks which will probably get laughed out of court.

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."

Have you published a response to this? :