Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

02 Jan 2002, 17:43 p.m.

Zachary Weinberg, like Jeff Good, would not like to live…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

Zachary Weinberg, like Jeff Good, would not like to live in Israel, simply because of the heat, regardless of other facts and circumstances. I've discovered that it's rather ambiguous to say, "I dislike the climate," because English speakers have so abused the metaphor of "climate" to refer to sociologal and political situations.

If I were going to write some treatise on Israel's twin concentrations of technology and surveillance/military intelligence, I would entitle it "Mirabilis and the Mossad." But, since I never will, I place this title in the village common and anyone is free to come and use it.