Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

29 Oct 2001, 9:26 a.m.

At Balboa Park BART station I often see an ad…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

At Balboa Park BART station I often see an ad for Contentville. The poster's background features several -- maybe forty -- words and phrases which ostensibly represent subjects one could research via Contentville, e.g., snowboarding, brain surgery, Colin Powell. One of the phrases is "Kevin Mitnick." The only two I didn't recognize were "Joseph J. [something]" and "Herbert Marcuse."

This reminds me of the time that Leonard and I took a practice Miller Analogies Test. Leonard did better than I. Grrr.