Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

20 Jul 2004, 8:51 a.m.

Tigers and Lions

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

My neighbor and coworker Susan McCarthy has a new book out on how animals learn. Many funny examples.

As The Religious Policeman illustrates in his Saudi weblog, the Saudi royal family needs some reform. My suggestion: switch the House of Saud with the House of Windsor! The British royal family basically has nothing to do and tends to send its members to good schools and so on; they'd love to have a project. Could they really do a worse job than the House of Saud? And then the Saudi royals could romp around Britain doing no harm and scandalizing the tabloids. There is no way this plan could possibly fail!