Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.
As of tomorrow, my column will appear on Sundays in the ANG publications in the East Bay (in Oakland, Hayward, Pleasanton, Alameda, Fremont, and I believe Vallejo), but will appear on Mondays in the San Mateo County Times.