Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

07 Nov 2001, 14:01 p.m.

Another lunch with Brandon. I told all sorts of…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Another lunch with Brandon. I told all sorts of high school stories starring Aaron Benavidez and Ana Cruz and Angel Ayon and even other people whose names don't begin with the letter A, such as myself. Also discussed: high school standardized tests, Sociology 3 with Andrew Creighton (a class we both attended even though we weren't enrolled because Creighton is the best lecturer I've ever seen), math and physics jokes, and Salon.

I proposed that Salon systematically opposes the conventional wisdom, right or wrong, out of principle. Brandon suggested the use of a lookup table for such an endeavor. It sounds as though it could work...but could it go wrong?