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Cadence plugged-in: Do We Worry Too Much About Protecting IP?

Nov 26, 1998, 02:35 (2 Talkback[s])

A provocative statement about data formats by Scott McNealy.

"It seems as if everyone's always worried about intellectual property, or IP. We worry about its proprietary nature and how to protect it."

"The next major format we need to concentrate on is one that actually preceded the Internet protocol: ASCII."

"... with ASCII, we'll always be able to use more bandwidth. But we'll see smaller and smaller devices instead of watching them get bigger and bigger."

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