G D Townshende is offline today, because the U.S. Senate is considering legislation called the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), and would put us in legal jeopardy if we linked to a site anywhere online that had any links to copyright infringement.

This would unmake the Web, just as proposed in the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). I don't want that world. If you don't want it either, visit for instructions on contacting your Senator. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has more information on this and other issues central to your freedom online.

G D Townshende

Blogging Again

Time to get back into the groove of blogging again. However, the manner in which I want to do this means creating a new email account, then creating a new blogger account, then creating a new blog,... and why? Well, gentle reader, because I want this blog, my writing blog, to be associated with a different Facebook account, if, that is, I am to share my posts via Facebook, too.

WIR #34: Poetics

Aristotle. The Pocket Aristotle. New York: Pocket Books Classic. Translated under the Editorship of W. D. Ross. Translation copyright © 1942 by Oxford University Press.

I finished this several days ago, but didn't bother to blog about it. Sorry. Good stuff. Very analytical, obviously. But that's what Aristotle was all about, wasn't he? If you've not read Aristotle's Poetics, I recommend that you do.