Inventing Software 
The Rise of "Computer-Related" Patents 
By Kenneth Nichols 
Quorum Books. Westport, Conn. 1998. 184 pages 
LC 97-22355. ISBN 1-56720-140-7. Q140 $55.00 

This is the M.S. in Computer Science Thesis of Ken Nichols, which
received the 1996 Best CSUSB Thesis Award.  According to Dean Julius
Kaplan, this is the first time that a CSUSB Thesis is published as a