Interesting odds and ends

When asked, vast majority of businesses say IP is not important. This article mentions and links to some pretty credible surveys of businesses; copyrights and patents just aren’t important to the majority of businesses, even those in “intellectual” areas. This is all the more important because of actions by fringe groups like the RIAA or Disney who try to shape business policy to suit themselves. OK, they shape policy to suit themselves, and it’s bad for everyone, including them.

How to write a great research paper. This is an awesome presentation by Simon Peyton-Jones. Everyone who writes papers should read it. I’ll try to follow its guidance.

Some startup advice.

A BSD-licensed bignum library. But it needs non-Linux targets. I should add those.


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