Sorry for the flat tire Layne, NDAs are not going away.  I know it sounds like a convenient excuse to be vague but an NDA also serves a very useful purpose.  It allows partner companies to freely exchange ideas without fear of having to defend them publicly before the thinking is solidified, or see them appearing shortly thereafter in a competitor's product. Maybe I'm too proud but I would rather have one or two partners tell me I'm stupid than have the entire world telling me.  Also, marketing an idea or a product before it is ready can lead to unfortunate financial consequences.  Look up Osborne Computers for a famous example in our industry.

BTW, a Flat Tire is not always a bad thing.  It's also the name of a very good US microbrew made in the Belgian style. I used to live in Belgium and they make excellent beer. It's almost worth a trip to Belgium just for the beer. My favorites are De Koninck, Palm, Hougaerde (Hoogies), Duvel, and Trappist (but watch out for the Triples). Next time you get a Flat Tire I hope it's the good kind :)

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OK, thanks to several astute readers I should make sure everyone knows that the name of the beer is Fat Tire, not Flat Tire.  However, I will not back off from my statement that's it's good brew :)  The astute readers seemed to agree with me on this point.