Carmel Deamicis, I’m looking at you. Well, not at you so much as at your article.
First of all, trolls and elves aren’t even in the same fairy tale so the summer would be a good time to brush up on your Grimm’s. Trolls are from Three Billy Goat’s Gruff, as you correctly identified, but elves are from the North Pole. You know, where Santa lives? So unless trolls have a really thick skin and know how to barbeque reindeer meat to survive the constant winter, I don’t think they’ll be encountering trolls anytime soon.
But that notwithstanding, I have to take issue with a few of your placements.
First up, RPX as troll. Seriously? Let’s draw a picture of how trolls work, just for giggles:
See how the troll comes up from under the bridge? What you’re asking us to believe with RPX is that this is what’s happening instead:
Now, I’m not going to say that RPX never does anything wrong, these people certainly seem to think they’re not playing on the up and up, but that’s a topic for another day. Tomorrow or Wednesday, specifically, but who’s counting.
RPX probably wouldn’t consider itself a troll at all, but it’s certainly profiting on the current broken patent system.
I’m quite sure they wouldn’t, lol. Because here’s the thing: they’re not so much profiting on the current broken patents system as they are profiting from trying to thwart those who are profiting on the current broken patent system. It’s not at all the same thing.
As far as putting that sneaky Cuban, Mark on the elves list, I am going to ask you to go ahead and read this. If you’re feeding the trolls, then you’re part of the problem. It doesn’t really get a whole lot simpler than that.
But hey, three out of four (twice!) ain’t bad!