ALLONS, ENFANTS DE LA PC

“It is wrong to describe the eight million French people who have downloaded music from the Internet as delinquents.”

French socialist Patrick Bloche, who probably wouldn’t like the RIAA’s proposed nickname “freedom thieves,” either, International Herald Tribune, 23 December 2005

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ON SECOND THOUGHT, DOCTOR, DON’T HEAL THYSELF

“I wish I hadn’t done it. It’s in poor taste…. People have a lot of information about themselves but staying objective is difficult.”

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales — or is that “cofounder”? — on editing his own entry on the website to minimize a colleague’s contributions and softpedal his involvement in a porn website, Wired News, 20 December 2005