Monday, November 20, 2006

American software patents are child's play

Two children Alice and Bob are going to split muffins between them.

They want to be equally happy when all the muffins are divided.

The muffins Alice wants more she takes and Bob takes the ones he wants more.

When they are equally happy they stop.

Otherwise the happier person gives the unhappier person a muffin. This is the muffin they want least in comparison to the other person.

If giving a whole muffin over will make the receiver happier then the giver the giver gives the portion of the muffin that makes them equally happy.

This is software patent 5983205

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