When we talk about assessing validity of a computer-related patent, we typically search on patent databases and Google. And if you can't find the prior art there, it better be an important case to rummage through the prior art repository of last resort: The Weird Stuff Warehouse! If the photos at the prior link don't convince you, look at this month's featured items. Old tech doesn't die, it retires.
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