These both came to me from the mastering mailing list recently:
Interesting interview with Rupert Neve, who is considered the "father" of modern mixing consoles. He talks about mikes, mike pres, mastering, analog vs. digital, and digital use and misuse, his new designs, 5.1 surround sound and some other stuff. He's also got a great voice.
Here's an interesting graphic on the volume wars.