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Now you can use MeFi in the present and the past! jjwiseman made this cool thing. [more inside]
posted by threeants on May 3, 2013 - 57 comments

Do you read Mefi archives or your favourites?

Do you read Metafilter archives and/or your favourited items? [more inside]
posted by yoHighness on Feb 5, 2010 - 55 comments

OldNewsFilter

WaybackmachineFilter.

This story is NewsFilter, but not new NewsFilter (which is not so much a problem for me as it is for others) it's OLD news which by definition is not news. Not only that, but the new news of this old story (which was covered in many a place) is that the patent was considered invalid:

"A panel set up to look at the Patent Office has concluded that the current system is not working very well. Given that the USPTO managed to conclude in a breathtakingly fast 12 months that a patent for how to swing on a rope swing was invalid [no, I'm not making this up...], I don't see what the big problem is. Meanwhile, Amazon announced their intention to seek a patent on the printed word, and possibly on stone carvings." from Linuxworld.

Although the poster admits it's old news, this raises the question of why post it at all. It's been widely covered.
posted by Blue Stone on Nov 3, 2003 - 9 comments

Is an article published a month ago in the NYTimes too old for the front page?

Statute of Limitations?. The discussion was quite good. It's a timeless topic, still will be relevant 500 years from now. BUT! And it's a big but: I read this article when it came out in the NY Times about a month ago. Can't you presume, correctly, that countless others read it then?
posted by raysmj on Oct 4, 2001 - 4 comments

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