From: William Overington (WOverington@ngo.globalnet.co.uk)
Date: Wed May 28 2003 - 03:00:51 EDT
Peter Constable wrote as follows.
> Moreover, a while back, I took a look at the forum in which DVB-MHP is
being discussed to see how people there responded to your ideas, and
discovered that nobody there was interested (as indicated by lack of any
response to your posts). If it's not worth discussing in that place, where
it is centrally on topic, it's not worth discussing here.
A lack of response to a post is not in any way any indication of lack of
interest. It might perhaps be that nobody was interested, yet a lack [sic]
of any response is no measure of interest or otherwise. If people simply
agreed, or thought it interesting and something to possibly bear in mind for
the future then there would be no need to reply.
Part of the process of the "publication option" of getting an invention
implemented is to place the information before people so that as many of
one's ideas as possible are there when the idea gets taken up. Once it is
taken up, various people may start adding items as they are needed: the more
that the inventor has published and placed before people before taking-up
takes place the more of the inventors ideas are likely to be in the
implemented system. So publishing the details is important.
For example, it might be that my list of Private Use Area code point
allocations for multimedia programmed learning authorship within Unicode
text files might be printed out and filed by industrial librarians.
Although Private Use Area code point allocations have no standing in
relation to the Unicode Standard, there is no reason why they should not be
used consistently and widely within a specialist domain, such as, for
example, digital interactive broadcasting. Indeed, Private Use Area code
points could be widely used for some activities such as multimedia authoring
I feel that it needs to be pointed out that many people are not allowed to
post in public forums or to comment publicly on technical matters and ideas
which relate to their employment, so lack [sic] of response to my ideas is
no indication of any lack of interest.
However, it might indeed be that there is no interest in my code point
allocations, yet that is the chance which I, as an inventor, need to take
when trying to follow the publication option to get an invention
implemented. It worked for my telesoftware invention however, as that
invention is now at the centre of digital interactive television systems and
the word telesoftware is in the Oxford English Dictionary.
28 May 2003
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