Cringely rants on state of tech companies and real ethics in the buisness world. He closes with a sad comment,
My readers, who are the best and the brightest, are many of them still debating in their minds whether software can even be patented. Whether it can be patented or not, in the U.S., it IS patented, and expecting that some contrary decision will be shortly made and the planets rearranged in space is just folly. This is the difference between cynicism and realism.
Too true, it is the reality that we have to deal with.