Steve Jobs attempts to patent his mind, entire contents
If Steve Jobs could patent every daydream or night terror he experienced, there's no doubt he would. Not that it'd be much fun for the US Patent Office, as they process thousands of images of screaming owls and children with click-wheels for faces.
In fact, reality isn't too different; in order to protect future products, Apple throw all sorts of ideas forward for patenting, in case one of them turns out to be useful. Silicon.com has pulled together ten Apple patents filed by Jobs & co, and rated them in terms of their likely development.
Some of them appear to offer tantalising glimpses into the future - full width touchpads, for example - while others are frankly stupid - clamshell iPhone, anyone? They're sure to have the Apple fanboys raging across Skype long into the night.