Michael Kelly from the Altantic Monthly became the first American journalist to die in the Iraq war. Very few details, but it sounds like it was a Humvee accident, which seems even sadder. You can stay home and get a in a car accident. But to go all that way and die like that. Don't get me wrong, I'm not suggesting to be killed in battle is a good way to die, but it seems all the more tragic. Kelly was the sixth journalist to die in this war.
When AOL and Time Warner merged, one of the conditions was that its AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) service could not offer advanced services until it had opened up the network to its competitors and offered interoperability. That is, the ability for people on other IM networks to communicate with AOL and AIM users (provided that service created the bridge). One day, people hoped, IM would be as common as email or telephones, where anyone could talk to anyone, no matter who offered the service. Well now AOL is petitioning the FCC to drop that requirement. Bad idea.