Another sad (and terribly early) death in the ranks of Net pioneers: Jim Ellis, one of Usenet’s founders, has passed away. A moment of silence, please, for the man who created the groups alt.sex and alt.drugs and then, noting the imbalance in the Force, went ahead and created alt.rock-and-roll.
Another interesting column on Iverson. (I can’t believe I’m reading anything basketball-related now that we’re once again rid of the Season That Does Not End. I think the humidity’s getting to me.)
I’ve written on copyright in the past (and will again, like I’ll presumably get ’round to tidying up this site again too) but this essay by Joshua Bauchner maps the terrain beautifully.