Sunday, March 28, 2010

CBS recycling great white shark story

"60 Minutes" on 28 March 2010 has a story by Anderson Cooper on Mike Rudson and great white sharks. If this sounds vaguely familiar, it should.

From a CNN story in November 2008:

ANDERSON COOPER, ANCHOR: When great white sharks start to circle your boat, the feeling is unsettling; 15 feet long, thousands of pounds. These are the animals of so many nightmares. (...) Mike Rudson (ph) takes tourists cage diving with great whites off the coast of South Africa.

CBS has been doing a lot of re-cycling lately:

CBS Sunday Morning recycles tulip story on March 21

Re-cycling at CBS

Andy Rooney was talking about the funny papers. He noted editors don't take to humor. There is no agreement on what's funny.

IPBiz notes, that in patents and news, there is an expectation of novelty. Pretending that recycled news is "new" is a bit funny.
Separately, within the patent quality debate, Jaffe and Lerner recycled an example from someone else purporting to show a failure by the patent office in identifying prior art, which turned out to have nothing to do with the claims at issue. That was pretty funny, too.

[Prior IPBiz post:
Glaskowsky and Aharonian missing prior art?


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