Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

23 Aug 2002, 0:16 a.m.

Current reading: 21 Dog Years by Mike Daisey and The…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

Current reading: 21 Dog Years by Mike Daisey and The Chain of Chance by Stanislaw Lem. I'm not sure what the Lem is about yet. 21 Dog Years is a text version of a one-man show Daisey did about his years at Amazon. It's quite funny. So far, it's certainly less epic than Microserfs, but its lack of pretentiousness also means that it's never as annoying as Microserfs might be in its sententiousness. Also, I never think while reading Daisey, "This might have worked on stage, but not on paper." It actually works on paper, which is a pleasant surprise after reading celeb bios.