Russell Shaw is an unbelievable patent ferret. This morning he publishes details of an IP phone for use with internet advertising, Google searches, and other kinds of information. As I was reading it, I couldn't help but notice this reference:
The latest news and sports scores can also be displayed with information specific to the user, e.g. local news instead of international, results relating to the Ottawa Senators instead of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Woops? Who wrote this thing? A quick scroll back up the page reveals that it is none other than local inventor Rich Loen. Rich has shown his TelML markup language, the software that powers this device, at Ottawa Barcamps in the past.