Bread refreshing method

A bread product is placed in an oven at ambient and then exposed to [..] infrared radiation for a period of 3 to 90 seconds as appropriate.

Yes, it’s a patent for making toast. (I wonder if people did that before 1999? At least it’s not a software patent …)

From this excellent article on Intellectual Ventures.

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  1. I just listened to this episode of This American Life the other day! I’d be interested to read your thoughts on patent trolls as a software programmer yourself. Some great interviews in the piece!

    -Melanie

    • rich

      Show us the evidence is that the benefits of software patents outweigh the drawbacks.

      Anecdotally, patents are a big drag on open source software and what I do every day.

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