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Tuesday, 27 January 2004

"SIX DEGREES" PATENTS

Wordspy has recorded another intellectual property-based neologism, the "six degrees patent". Defining this as "the informal name sometimes applied to a patent for a network database and system used in some social networking sites", Wordspy explains that six degrees patents are named after the theory that everyone on earth is connected by no more than six intermediaries.

More on six degrees here, here, here and here
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