Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

29 Sep 2008, 17:16 p.m.


Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2008 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

On the occasion of the end of his TV show, Roger Ebert links to semi-embarrassing YouTube clips and garners poignant appreciation from his fans. One crucial point comes up over and over again in the comments: Siskel & Ebert showed millions of kids how to intelligently think and disagree about movies, and, implicitly, how to approach all art and ideas with a critical eye.

Speaking of YouTube, a few months ago I made a few fake YouTube logos as clues of a puzzle competition. Feel free to reuse them, make new ones using my template, or solve the puzzle(s) in the comments.