- Late-breaking news bulletin from across the pond: bean-counting managers are ruining the music industry, while at the same time artists/writers/musicians are stacking shelves at the corner store. This isn't exactly a new problem one of the most-successful members of the Company of Stationers couldn't spell, even by the relaxed standards of the 1630s, and the image of the "starving artist" is a cliché for a reason.
- A story about authors about a non-author: James Patterson. The reality is that under the "original expression found in the finished work" standard for determining whether Patterson is the author, under the Copyright Act, of those "coauthored" books, he probably isn't (I can't determine that definitively without reviewing working documents; I'm basing that solely upon multiple, agreeing statements of the work method). As ironic as this is, it matches Hollywood perfectly...
- More of the nonsense of film ratings. Sigh.
- In order to make a nice MLT sandwich, when the mutton is really lean, it helps to have some macon.
- GBS Those who have not opted out have only three days to make that decision: the drop-dead date is 28 January 2010. Decide now... or allow Google's shareholder-employed managers to decide for you. Although Google's guiding principle is supposedly "Don't be evil," one must also remember that virtually no villains ever consider themselves evil... and that determining what constitutes evil requires a moral/ethical system in the first place. And meanwhile, Google still hasn't answered or otherwise plead to the Third Amended Complaint (Docket number 782), which is technically a default...
25 January 2010
Lazy Monday Afternoon Sausages
at 11:09 [UTC8]
Well, not lazy, precisely; I've actually been doing other stuff while these