Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

26 Mar 2002, 7:49 a.m.

Whistling update: After months of practice, I can now produce…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

Whistling update: After months of practice, I can now produce a whistle on demand (after a few false starts). Now I'm working on pitch modulation.

Yesterday I finished Lem's A Perfect Vacuum. I hope to read Fiasco soon, since Leonard really liked it. As for Vacuum: I liked each fake book review on its own, but all of them together tired me out, especially since each review was more summary than analysis (necessarily, yes, but still counter to the review form). Certainly each review provoked thought. I enjoyed several satires in which Lem described the logically inevitable results of literary trends.

Conjure Wife? Okay, boss.

Jon Carroll, acerbic as usual.