CHANGES TO AN OLD POST, BY REQUEST . . . In February, 2004, I did a post about the infamous federal judicial decision that's filled with hidden references to Talking Heads songs. The post included both the complete decision and all the Talking Heads allusions I could find. In the early days of this weblog, it quickly became my most popular post, especially after Boing Boing linked to it.
Unfortunately, not everyone was happy with the post. As it turned out, there was a guy mentioned in the federal decision who apparently wanted to forget it. Thanks to my post, searches for his name made the old judicial decision turn up on my weblog.
After nearly three years of receiving emails from this very unhappy reader, which included threats of litigation I didn't take very seriously, I've finally decided to amend the post in a way that should solve the problem. Although my unhappy reader wants me to remove the post entirely, I took a less radical approach and simply removed two letters from his name everywhere it appears in the decision.
Except for that change, the opinion remains as exactly as it's printed at 825 F.2d 835. Perhaps it's not much of a change, but it might eventually take care of the name-search problem. I hope it does.