Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

04 Sep 2006, 1:50 a.m.

Transitive Friendship Failure

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2006 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

The geek social fallacies. Looking back, I've had mild cases of 1, 4, and 5. I can identify at least three past or present acquaintances with symptoms of more virulent strains of all five.