I have no idea what this patent covers.
Take out the term “client system” and “serer system”, and the abstract filed at the patent office is so vague as to cover pretty much any kind of shopping anywhere (phone, mailorder, shop.)
It seems to be so vague, even in the detailed descriptions, as to cover most online ordering systems. Another typical Amazon patent.
Now I’ll never win at blackjack.
Does this mean that anyone who writes a long weblog post that shows up as an excerpt with “read more” at the bottom is gonna get sued? You too, Kottke, use this on your “not recommended at all” section. Man, we’re all pirates.
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