There is a quote attributed to Edwin Armstrong (creator of FM radio) while engaged in a protracted patent...something along the lines of the law creates artifical definitions of words and then fights about those definitions in court. Does anyone know the exact quote? Thank you
"It is a long time since I have attended a gathering of the scientific world - a world in which I am at home - one in which men deal with realities and where truth is, in fact, the goal. For the past ten years I have been in exile from this world and an explorer in another - a world where men substitute words for realities and then talk about the words. Truth in that world seems merely to be the avowed object. Now I undertook to reconcile the objects of these two worlds and for a time I believed that could be accomplished. Perhaps I still believe it - or perhaps it is all a dream."
Edwin Howard Armstrong, inventor of regeneration and FM radio, in an address to the annual convention of the Institute of Radio Engineers, Philadelphia, U.S.A., May 29, 1934.