Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

01 Feb 2005, 9:35 a.m.

Robot Dreams

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

Last night I dreamt that I met "Daniel Asimov," a son of Isaac Asimov who looked exactly like his father. Daniel's brother Eric writes about cheap eats for The New York Times. How much of this is true or plausible? I have no idea.

Update of March-May 2005: I got an email telling me that Daniel Asimov does exist and is Isaac Asimov's nephew, as is Eric Asimov. Also, "Eric *formerly* wrote about cheap eats for the NY Times. Since about one year ago, however, his column in the Times is not about eats but instead about wine."

Update as of March 2014: So, I got another email, reminding me that in real life Isaac Asimov had exactly one son, who is NOT named Daniel (the son's name is David), and asking me to correct this blog entry more thoroughly. There ya go!