The Null Device
There will be a new Douglas Adams book coming out. No, Adams hasn't taken up L. Ron Hubbard-style posthumous authorship; the book will consist of various unpublished works fished from his Mac, including email essays, as well as the screenplay Adams wrote to the Hitchhiker's Guide of the Galaxy film, and his unfinished novel, The Salmon of Doubt.
(Hopefully the publication of the screenplay may discourage Hollywood from butchering the Hichhiker's Guide movie too much, now that Adams is no longer around to contend with.)
The MAGNATE waits upon the pavement
For his enormous limousine,
And ponders further child-enslavement
And other projects still more mean. -- E. Gorey
To coincide with exploitative scumbags winning the Retail Council of Canada's Retailer of the Year awards last year, anti-sweatshop group Maquila Solidarity Network launched its Sweatshop Retailer of the Year awards, which gives "awards" for both particularly bad behaviour, and, constructively, for steps taken to rectify wrongs. Vote now, and tell your dreadlocked friends! (via Rebecca's Pocket)