Thursday, January 17, 2002

What Better Reason to Do Something?


You and I have Justin Raimondo to thank, or blame, for this blog. I've heard of weblogs, but didn't know about until I saw a rant of his about bloggers who have the temerity to disagree with him about the "war on terrorism." In passing, he also manages to put down bloggers in general as people who think their "meandering expostulations, mini-essays, and Internet links" are "infinitely fascinating"--like essayists such as Raimondo himself, I suppose.

We'll see how this works out. is wise to make blogs easy to edit and extend, but even with that I can't help thinking that the attrition rate is significant.

A flashback and analogy

You've probably heard about how the notion of sum types (e.g. Algol 68 union s, Rust enum s, Haskell type s) and product types (e.g. tup...