Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

06 Feb 2002, 15:42 p.m.

Just today, I acted as though I was telling Adam…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

Just today, I acted as though I was telling Adam the function of the OR operator so that I could cause a smile on the face of my passing Logic TA (the one who looks like Michael Keaton). And then Joel Spolsky pointed to an exlcusive-OR problem.

For some reason, over the past week, I've had Adam's voice in my head. I'm remembering his proof-by-absurdity that John McLaughlin (host of The McLaughlin Group) is not a guitar player. Adam asked, "Could you imagine him playing a Bob Dylan song?" and then did an impression of McLaughlin saying, in the characteristic blowhard voice, "The times they are a-changing!" That last part's stuck in my head. It's not as unpleasant as other sticky bits, e.g., pop songs.

I know there must be two parts to this story, but holy due process, that's incredible.