Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

03 Apr 2003, 8:43 a.m.

April Fool's Day forces upon me only a broader necessity…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

April Fool's Day forces upon me only a broader necessity of skepticism. I already have to look out for media bias and implausibilities, but at least 364 days of the year I don't worry that everyone is out to get me.

Then again, April Fool's Day and Hallowe'en are really our most creativity-inspiring holidays. If only April 1st had a 'treat' aspect, I'd like it better.