This blog is joining the protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (HR 3261) and related legislation pending before the U.S. Congress. Although SOPA seeks to protect intellectual property, it would prevent me from linking to any other website unless I first confirmed that website was entirely free of any infringing links. The consequences of failing to take this onerous precaution would be extreme. In short, this blog could not exist if SOPA were implemented. Major websites such as Wikipedia, Reddit, and Boing Boing are going entirely dark on January 18, 2012. This is the best I can do.