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May 16, 2008



My personal theory is that the workings of the Antikythera were a trade secret, probably known to a handful of people. You know how in every company there's a guy of who is said "Bob knows (X) inside and out. If he ever got hit by a bus, I don't know what we'd do."? Well, seafaring is a dangerous trade, and eventually Bob got hit by a bus or eaten by a shark or seduced by sirens, etc..

For me the lesson is to make sure intellectual property laws aren't too tight.


Diego Nabaes

i´m an student sailing a bit. curiously i ´ve found you. were are you from??? yo vivo en el sur del sur.:)

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