Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

30 Dec 2003, 11:39 a.m.

Long-Overdue Update

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

I had a contented Christmas with the Whitney/Richardson clan down in Bakersfield, CA. We exchanged pleasant gifts and put up with Gretel, a German Shepherd dog who is enthusiastic. I read Philip Pullman's The Broken Bridge and two Terry Pratchett Discworld books. I like The Truth, but Small Gods is my favorite so far.

I've been mildly ill since midway through the trip back, but I feel much better today.

As much as WebTV vexes me when its users have trouble with Salon Premium, I still hugely respect the urge that brought it to life. The founder of WebTV has died, having empowered and connected many, many people.