Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

13 Nov 2007, 12:31 p.m.

Reasoned Discussion? On The Internet?!

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

A few weeks ago I noticed a short negative mention of Dreaming in Code by Bryan Cantrill and he noticed my notice (per that entry's comments). Author Scott Rosenberg responded with questions about Cantrill's critique, Cantrill elaborated, and today Rosenberg replied in more depth. After the first connection it was all quite civilized (cf. Rosenberg's 1994 piece on how flamewars die when objects of hostility show up to talk), and how nice is that?


Scott Rosenberg
14 Nov 2007, 22:03 p.m.

It's true -- it happens! Thanks for, as it were, initializing the discussion...