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why put new snow tires on a car | 756 comments | Create New Account
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why put new snow tires on a car
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, July 23 2012 @ 11:12 AM EDT
My grandma did have wheels, she was still my grandma, and not a wagon.

You seem to refuse to understand that software improves a computer in exactly
the same way that a cookbook improves an oven.


Computers are not Magic.
Software is a series of instructions.
Nothing more.

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why put new snow tires on a car
Authored by: PolR on Monday, July 23 2012 @ 11:25 AM EDT
That's how adding software to a computer that can't actually do X so that it can do X is improving the machine.
The problem with the "computer can't actually do X" argument is that it implies the unprogrammed computer has no utility. Why would it be patentable then? Isn't utility a requirement in patent law?

I think your line of thinking is wrong in part because it dismisses the utility of the unprogrammed hardware. This utility exists and you can't brush it off like you do.

Another other error is that you can improve things without the improvement being an improvement to the machine. You don't show how the improvement is tied to a change in machine structure. The article explains why there is no change to machine structure.

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