The Null Device
Weird celebrities: BBC News has a piece on the French Ministry of Culture-appointed national rock star, Johnny Hallyday:
Even the French struggle to explain Hallyday's extraordinary popularity. His music is blatantly derivative, defiantly American and often consists of French language covers of stateside hits such as Long Tall Sally and Roll Over Beethoven.
Cycling'74, makers of the Pluggo effects plug-ins, have taken over the publishing of Max, the graphical music language. They now have a downloadable 30-day demo of Max for the Mac, and will be porting it to other platforms.
A good analysis of the Microsoft penalties (TheRegister)