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 Post subject: Not-a-lot-a-people-know-this.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:51 am 
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This day in 1942 actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil receive a patent for a communication system, that would later become the basis for wireless phones and Wi-Fi.

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 Post subject: Re: Not-a-lot-a-people-know-this.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:32 am 
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Sadly patents last 20 years.

This guy patented the selfie stick in 1983 - imagine the money he (or Sony) could have made if he had done so later!

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32336808

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