de Jager whips out a 1996 email showing that windowing was already public domain.greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
We ALL did Windowing
"On October 3rd 1996 a Patent application was presented by a Mr. Bruce Dickens to the US Patent Office for, guess what? Windowing as a solution to the Year 2000 problem. This patent was then granted (#5,806,063) on September 8th 1998.
"What is interesting is that this application cites as a reference, the very document IBM submitted to the US Congress on May 14th 1996, a document which outlines the concept of Windowing."
-- lisa (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 08, 1999