Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

08 Feb 2007, 6:31 a.m.


Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2007 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

From class yesterday, in "managing emerging technologies":

"I believe that they originally went by Research Associates, or Internet Research Agency. [pause] But that information may be false."

[during a presentation on solar energy in the 20th century] "I heard Monsanto's taking out a patent on the sun."

Yesterday was the first round of failed technology presentations. Betamax, Laserdisc, WebTV, and Carter/Reagan-era solar energy. Fun fact: Philips, a company that has a claim on inventing the VCR, backed neither VHS nor Betamax. They originally went with a format you've never heard of, V-2000.

Tonight I host a Meetup group about web comics at the Skylight Diner on 34th St. Come on down if you like.

Ze Frank tells the clear, bitter truth about procrastination.