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

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.”