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Patent Absurdity

For Eric Eldred, plenty. In 1995, Eldred, a New Hampshire native, had tried to engage his daughter’s interest in literature by exploiting the Internet. He digitized such classic books as Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, making them text-searchable, and then went a step further, embedding the hypertext with links to maps, pictures, references, and other […]