Too Bad Cavemen didn’t have Patents!

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Imagine what the world would be like if we had patents and attorneys from the beginning of time. If I were a caveman, I’d be the wealthiest caveman on Earth. I would have patented clothing, clubs, and fire.

How cool would that be? (Side benefit: If I saw a woman that I found attractive, I could sue her for wearing clothes.) I’d run the world, too, because I wouldn’t let anyone else license a club from me. I’d make a fortune on wheels, though.

Oh… and fire! Wow!

I’d own everything!

But alas, I’m no caveman and there were no patents or attorneys.

Too bad Microsoft has both.

Read about their upcoming patent war on Firefox and Linux here.

Is their goal simply to be despised? How can this possibly help them?