August 23, 2003

2003 August 22 [11:57 am]

(entry last updated: 2003-08-23 12:57:10)

Karen got back from traveling last night and, at dinner she said something that struck me as terribly insightful. I was discussing the latest SCO nonsense and she pointed out that the whole thing seems like something from one of Neil Stephenson’s science fiction - particularly the Zodiac, Big U and Snow Crash styles. I wonder if he’s written anything about this whole thing?

  • An entertaining NYTimes read on Fox v Franken: In Courtroom, Laughter at Fox and a Victory for Al Franken

    Calling the motion “wholly without merit, both factually and legally,” the judge, Denny Chin of United States District Court, said that a person would have to be “completely dense” not to realize the cover was a joke, and that trademark protection for the phrase “Fair and Balanced” was unrealistic because the words are so commonly used.

    "Completely dense" - I think that about sums it up for this case and Fox News in general.

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