The RIAA continues its fight against filesharing and all its evils, suing a 12-year-old and forcing her into a $2000 settlement. Breathe easy, Madonna — you’re safe now.
Bill Joy, perhaps the greatest computer scientist who has ever lived, is leaving Sun Microsystems. (And here’s a link to why the future doesn’t need us, for those who have yet to read it.)
Also leaving us is Leni Riefenstahl, the brilliant Nazi propaganda filmmaker who wrote and directed “Triumph of the Will“.
And finally, our third brilliant departure for today is Warren Zevon, as remembered by Dave Barry. (Who once performed Werewolves of London with Zevon, Carl Hiaasen, and Stephen King.)