Friday, November 09, 2007

Microsoft Seeks Patent on "Good Bye"

Updated for correction
Most folks have a tough time saying goodbye. And if Microsoft gets its way, communication software vendors may find it tougher to give users the ability to say goodbye online.

Microsoft wants to patent the technological mechanisms by which instant messaging, chat, and VoIP applications automatically send goodbye messages, according to a recently published patent application with the U.S. Patent Office.

Microsoft Tries To Patent Online Goodbyes

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