Haven’t posted in some days but I’m not trying hard enough! Makes me think of one expression I hate – “stepped up” – as in “he stepped up.” There’s a Wal-Mart commercial that shows us, when an employee rescues a car crash victim, the moral values that it teaches it’s employee followers. The crashed person’s son tells us: “That was a good thing he did. He stepped up.” Or something like that. Sports people like to say that. This has nothing to do with that. Richard Stallman, in a short and clear article on NewsForge, explains the dangers of software patents.