TrumpetPower! writes: "UKTV's Dave has compiled a list of the ten oldest jokes in recorded history. The oldest? A real knee-slapper from Sumeria nearly four thousand years ago: "Something which has never occurred since time immemorial: a young woman did not fart in her husband's lap." Hmmm...silent but deadly, perhaps?" Link to Original Source
TrumpetPower! writes: "On September 29, 1988, the US Copyright Office published a notice (4 Mbyte PDF) in the Federal Register (Vol 53, No. 189, pages 38110 — 38113) "to inform the public that the Copyright Office has decided that digitized representations of typeface designs are not registrable under the Copyright Act because they do not constitute original works of authorship." The four-page document is well-reasoned and thorough. It not only examines all the technical arguments in depth, but also considers various unintended consequences: "If copyright protection existed for the data representing a particular typeface design, a printer who innocently used an infringing electronic typefont to print a public domain book would presumably infringe the copyright in the data fixed in the electronic font." So, to celebrate Font Freedom Day, why not share some of your favorite fonts?"