Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2004 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.
Once upon a time I thought I would write a CES entry entitled "A Thousand Voices: Augury and sympathetic magic". But I have no idea why I would have done that or what topic I'd have covered. So instead I'll tell you that tonight Salon will publish an article I wrote about TV chefs Alton Brown and Christopher Kimball. For all I know it is not actually good, but people have told me it is good, so probably it is not awful. I'll post a link tonight or tomorrow.
While you are waiting for that, you might want to read Josh Kornbluth on Ben Franklin.