Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for July 02, 2001
Mike: What is it, honey? Alex: Daddy, I need you to sign off on a new product group...intellectual assests! We buy up the back-end systems, patents and unfinished source code of failed dotcoms and sell them to former rivals! Killer concept, right? Mike: Why does my permission seem like just a formality? Alex: He's on board. Flip those babies!