Todays marks the day that MobyGames co-founder Brian Hirt starts "the great American pilgrimage" -- traversing Route 66 from start to end. Route 66 symbolized the renewed spirit of optimism that pervaded the country after economic catastrophe and global war. Often called "The Main Street of America", it linked a remote and under-populated region with two vital 20th century cities - Chicago and Los Angeles.
Brian is taking this trip differently -- he's bicycling the entire 2400 miles. Just Brian, his bike, and various gadgets like an MP3 player and his laptop. You can follow his plans and progress at his Route 66 website. Check it out once a week to see what he sees.
Needless to say, any bugs found in MobyGames are going to have to wait until he gets back! :-)
And on a more sad note: Phil Katz, the creator of the world's most successful compression format/program PKZIP and a hallmark of BBSes everywhere, was found dead in his apartment at the tender age of 37. RIP, PK.