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May 13, 2008 2:52 PM

Gladwell sets off Myhrvold vs. Techdirt, round 2 (or 3?)

Posted by Brier Dudley

The Bay Area tech blog is watchdogging the perpetual national press coverage of former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold and Intellectual Ventures, his Bellevue-based brainstorming/patent hoarding company.

A profile by Malcolm Gladwell in the May 12 issue of The New Yorker set off the latest round.

I wonder how many of the numerous comments on Techdirt debating whether Myhrvold's being a brilliant innovator or a greedy patent squatter came from Medina.

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