Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

22 Jun 2007, 15:55 p.m.

The Lensman, Focusing Elsewhere

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

By the way, Leonard "The Lens-man" Richardson, my husband, is at the digerati conference "Foo Camp" this weekend. No, spouses don't get to come along automatically. We are sadly parted, and cannot act as a heckling partnership at dive bars! But I have a column to write and sleep to catch anyway.

Evidently all sorts of smart celebrities are at Foo Camp this year, including Steve Yegge and Teresa Nielsen Hayden. A coed Bohemian Grove?