Monday, July 21, 2008

To see 20/20

I forgot to take care of my eyes. Searching online for good deals soon become a futile exercise in learning how far I can drive in order to find a good prescription and frames. Then I found They sell aesthetically pleasing prescription glasses online, starting from $8.
There is a huge selection of frames, with single vision , sunlight-sensitive, or photochromic , tinted sunglasses , bifocal lens and progressive lens. The secret to Zenni’s low prices is that they manufacture exclusively themselves and sell direct to the customer, with no middlemen and virtually no advertising budget. This is a unique business idea, and affords the eye-glass customers great deals. I see that they can have you seeing 20-20 for under $20. All is needed is a prescription by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. This is Zenni on Fox

Phobia-inspired patent language

I recently came across the following patent claim: (United States Patent 6,344,906, Universal document scanner controller) 14. A scanner controller according to claim 1, further comprising an image compression unit connected to the internal bus, the image compression unit being capable of performing image compression implementing at least one of public algorithms, licensed algorithms, derived algorithms and specially developed algorithms. besides derived and specially developed already falling into the scope of public and licensed, the language of the claim serves to preserve the fragile subconscious of both the feebly writing paralegal and the inventor's liaison working with the paralegal. This is another one of those shoot-yourself in the foot overlimiting writing.