By the time this edition of Compliance Week hits the proverbial streets, the year 2004 will be long gone. And all the great battles of that year—stock option expensing, the election, Disney, etc.—will be fading from memory.

But at the time this column is being penned, the wounds of those battle are still fresh; in fact, the new year’s bells are still ringing in my ears.

But such are the vagaries of magazine publishing … today for me is yesterday for you

Actually, now that I think about it, the four-week limbo that exists between the creation and distribution of these words ...