[rp-ml] FYI

From: G. Sachs <sachsg_at_sbcglobal.net>
Date: Wed Jul 06 2011 - 19:12:00 EEST

Some of you may like to listen to this program today: Kind of strange it would
be on this kind of show (usually covers politics and social issues). For us,
this will be mostly a lot of old news though. I also don't think average people
are going to be making replacement parts for their appliances - ever (or ever
going to interested in doing their own appliance repair or manufacture). 3D
printer manufacturers can fantasize all they want about this possibility but
it's not going to happen, since most people are actually getting less and less
creative all the time.


On a side note, the proposed changes to U.S. patent law (making it more like
European patent law), will surely have a deleterious effect on individual
creativity and invention in the future and further erode the desire of most
individuals to do anything on their own. How many people in Europe make their
own replacement parts, or anything on their own, for that matter? If the U.S.
Congress (beholding to big corporations) gets its way, it will be bye, bye,
independent American creators and inventors. Maybe, "next time", they should
learn to lobby better and pay their Congressmen their expected "fees" - but
then, if these changes do go through, there won't be a next time for American
Received on Wed Jul 06 19:29:48 2011

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