The Null Device
Knives out: After finalising its acquisition of MP3.com, Recording Racket heavies Vivendi Universal have kicked out its controversial CEO, Michael Robertson, whose views on music sharing are quite out of step with Universal's. Anyone want to bet on how long until MP3.com sheds the 'MP3' from its name and switches to a "secure" (read: proprietary) file format?
Homer Simpson, paragon of Christian virtue?
In France, insurers are offering bully insurance to schoolchildren. The insurance covers stolen or damaged clothing and schoolbooks as well as hospital bills if necessary, though do not cover cash or mobile phones. I wonder how they work out the premiums; whether you'd pay extra if you wear glasses, are physically unfit, don't fit in or otherwise are below a certain point in the high-school food chain.