Good frickin’ grief. I thought it was bad when AOL got a patent for Instant Messaging that made it sound like any form of electronic communication was their invention. But now the drooling morons™ at the U.S. Patent Office have given Amazon a patent for conducting a discussion related to an item.
Scroll down to the Claims section, and you’ll see that Amazon now has the patent for selling anything online. Wheeeee.
[ via Jason ]