Not much time for blogwritin recently. For this I apologize.
Important news, however: Aaron Swartz, one of the heroes of the Open Access movement, creator of RSS and co-founder of Reddit, killed himself last week.
Read the Open Access Guerilla Manifesto at pastebin.
As a scholar and a vigorous opponent of the current system of IP laws, this hits home for me. Aaron fought ceaselessly for Open Access and a free information movement. Our heritage is knowledge; all people, not just the privileged few, should have access to our history, our past, our culture, our art, and all the thinking that has let us stand on the shoulders of giants.