tim o'reilly, publisher, writes "being well-enough known to be pirated would be a crowning achievement. Piracy is a kind of progressive taxation." true. anti-piracy measures fail my principle of ease test as actions which create ease for very few and difficulty for the rest of us.
it appears the flood of irony has reached a high tide, and finally begun to ebb. voice of america reports: "Henry Kissinger stepped down Friday as chairman of a panel investigating last year's New York and Washington terrorist attacks." apparently there was speculation that there might be a conflict-of-interest with kissinger's consulting firm. still, the press hasn't pointed out the obvious conflict-of-interest regarding kissinger's crimes against humanity.