4.21.2009

How the man in a van outsmarted Microsoft

http://www.smh.com.au/news/home/technology/how-the-man-in-a-van-outsmarted-microsoft/2009/04/19/1240079538770.html
Ric Richardson … money not that important.

He has been called a "born creative thinker" and "a man of extraordinarily high principle". Others consider his inventions frivolous and derivative. Not that Frederick Bailier Richardson III - aka Ric Richardson - particularly cares.

As of last week, the 47-year-old inventor, surfer and one-time dirt-biker stands to reap the lion's share of a $US388 million ($537 million) damages award from Microsoft, after a US jury found the software giant had stolen his technology.

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