The "soft" in software is misleading just as the "supreme" in SCOTUS means not that the black robed nine are infallible.
Software is physically scratched into the glass or Mylar film on your compact disk. It is not an "abstraction".
Software is spun and rotated into the magnetic domains of your "hard" disk and hot burnt into you jumpy flash drive. It's real. It's there.
It is not the product of a leisurely weekend code fest. Even if the "Supremes" dream otherwise.
Of late, them that don't know and don't have even the inclination to learn, are crowing about the "innovative" massacre of patents dealing with computer-related inventions. Kill the inventors and kill the lawyers that brought 'em to the party they say. Less is more. Backwards is forward they say.
God bless and goodnight to us all.