Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

27 Jan 2005, 15:19 p.m.

Cabdrivers Complaining About Ambition

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2005 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

Like Riana, I have visited an Alton Brown speaking engagement on his current tour. I wish it had been more fun. I did find out that he only found out what he wanted to do with his life at the age of 34.

He can be kind of a jerk, and so were some of the other people who showed up way too early to grab front-row seats. I wonder whether non-jerks ever actually achieve things.