Did Amazon.com run out of kneepads? Jerry Yang begged Rupert Murdoch to save his company from Microsoft. Rush Limbaugh begged Steve Jobs for tech support. Three of you sent emails begging us to stop running Melissa Gira Grant's posts about sex and money in Silicon Valley. Thousands of you begged us not to. And we all saluted Willie Brown, San Francisco's thoroughly corrupt mayor who legalized one other thing that brings us low.