Why do I love Digital Rights Management? It's not so much that Apple's move to finally require lockout chips in iPod paraphernalia is something I dis/respect, but that the timing of such moves endlessly fascinates me. Why ad the lockout chip now? How much more money does Apple expect this to bag? How much more revenue will it produce?

from iLouge: Apple locks TV Out in new iPods, breaks video add-ons

On a totally unrelated note, using my old (licensed) copy of Office 2000 now that I bought a barebones Vista box has allowed me to re-experience the joy that is Clippy. Wow.