Will Jon Be 'Toasting' His Success?
Jon Tickle. You just have to love the guy!
He's gained a reputation for being virtually the most boring
man in Britain, yet he's got us all talking about toasters
of all things.
Further to the recent conversation, where the IT guy detailed
how someone should make a toaster that keeps the second piece
of toast warm while you butter the first, The Sun have now
patented his idea for him.
Who thinks of trivial things like that anyway?
Um, to be honest, as sad as it may sound we've actually considered
the same issue here in the BBO kitchen, but we didn't waste
too much time and energy thinking about it.
Now though, The Sun are claiming to have registered the patent
for Jon and have also suggested that he'll make millions from
There's only one tiny flaw in the plan: in order to register
a patent, we understand that you must not have disclosed your
invention to anyone publicly, let alone millions of
Also, Jon's idea would seem to be a 'feature' and not a whole
new design, therefore it's probably not patentable.
Still, you never know, so keep an eye out at all good electrical
stores to see how things develop.
Are we destined to see the name Tickle mentioned in the same
breath as Edison, Stevenson, Galileo and Babbage? Naah, we
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