Yesterday, in my intellectual property class. (In case you don’t know, it’s about inventions, brand names, and logos.)
Nerd, grinning, raises hand.
“What if I reverse engineered the iPhone and figured out the exact process of taking apart an iPhone, could I patent that process?” Chuckle, chuckle.
Professor responds because it’s part of his job. He is paid to.
“Why - - What would be the purpose - - your goal in obtaining that patent?”
Nerd continues to torture me.
Goofier chuckle, then even goofier than that chuckle chuckle. “I don’t know.” Chuckle again. “Just because.” Yup, more goofy chuckling.
Don’t worry, I did not immediately drop this course after that attack. I’m not that intolerant of ultimate-nerds. Plus the add/drop deadline already passed.
And to be honest, this attack is in part my fault, because I just sat there and let it happen to me.
I don't know what else to do except make a new button: