August 4th, 2006
The patent eager folks at Bb seemed to have missed a crucial earlier patent which usurps everything they claim:
Socrates Awarded Patent on Learning Methodology
"...Socrates Awarded Patent on Learning Methodology
ATHENS–(BUSINESS LIAR)–July 26, 440 BC–Socrates Inc. (NASDAQ:SOCRA), a leading provider of philosophical ideas and services to the education industry, announced that it has been issued a U.S. patent for the method of learning used for all education support systems and methods everywhere. The patent covers core methods relating to certain systems and methods involved in inquiry, structure of knowledge, and dialogue, including all educational systems and enterprise traninng systems...."