IBM Patents Out-of-Office Reply functionality

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 9,547,842 to IBM for an "Out-of-office electronic mail messaging system." What? I don't even.


  1. How old is vacation(1)... 30 years? :)

  2. Close! 34 years old. From the current man page for vacation: vacation was developed by Eric Allman and the University of California, Berkeley in 1983.


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