I think they just patented the “WHERE” clause

Since looking up vehicles by VIN is (umm, well…) the point, I believe Carfax was just granted a patent on one of the most common uses of the “WHERE” clause in SQL. For you non techies, it is indeed as simple as it sounds, WHERE looks up things in a database, WHERE a specific thing is true. (For example WHERE TitleStatus=’Clean’).

I think I need to file a few patents. Say looking up movies based on genre, or books based on publication date, or computer hard drives based on manufacturer. Or anything that anyone would ever do when trying to segment data ever….

Via http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/archives/005300.php

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