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Showing posts from September, 1992

This week - Mon Sept 18th - Sun 24th

Haventec: (my main project) I am working out how to get public awareness of some key issues. ---The ICE Project--- Working out how to convince a large Aussie organisation to give the technology a "going over". ---BullionX--- Working after hours on putting together an investment pool to buy some Bullion so we can get a test case working... All very interesting.

Coming Soon:

October 17-18: CSIRO Ontribe event: Sydney: I am speaking on the subject of helping academics find execution partners and how to leverage their strengths while ensuring a product uses their breakthroughs. Watch the video here.No date yet: Public release of the ICE project. Can hardly wait for this.Ric's latest book on Amazon: Step by Step Inventing. Full release information and link to Amazon page coming soon.Hot topic list:  Quantum Computers: at the moment the recent advances in this field seem much misunderstood with lots of misleading reporting... from my position I see a general lack of understanding…

Uniloc - foundation technology for Activation

In 1992 Ric Richardson was working out how to enable his music software to be shared amongst musicians for them to try without being ripped off. Burning holes in floppy disks was one way and trying to hide secret files on hard disks was another. Ric wondered "could a license be locked to a specific computer?".

He asked Apple computers developer relations manager if every Mac was the same and was there anything unique to each Mac that he could lock the software too... he said "no". Ric went home, researched SCSI drives and found out they have a unique damage map that decays over time and use... "the rest" as they say "is history".

Ric's Mum and Dad loaned him the money to pay for the patent and within 6 months Uniloc was in a 4 year exclusive distribution deal with IBM.

16 years later, software Activation and machine locking is being used everywhere from software downloads to securing traffic light control data. In the middle of all this is t…
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