Intellectual property is an umbrella term for the various legal entitlements associated with certain names, literary works, recorded media, and inventions. The holders of such entitlements may exercise various exclusive rights in relation to the use of their intellectual property. The concept is controversial because it implies that intellectual works—so-called products of the mind—are analogous to physical property.
Editor’s Note: Warren Zevon was dying from Mesothelioma at this time.
‘The amazing class and grace this man accepted over his fate was admirable. On his final appearance on David Letterman’s late night talk show, Letterman tactfully asked Zevon, knowing what he knows, what advice he could give. Zevon humbly answered, “Enjoy every sandwich”.’
Rick Klugman’s answer to What song lyric has stayed with you? Why?
“Steep learning curve.”
Used to mean something is hard to learn, as in climbing a steep hill.