April 1: IBM tries to patent offshoring.

IBM‘s recent outsourcing and layoff actions have made it hard to tell reality from parody. Can you place this story about IBM’s attempt to patent offshoring in one category or the other? http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/30/ibm_offshore_patent/   Worthwhile comments on this April 1 article: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/30/ibm_offshore_patent/comments/
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