Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Beyond Microserfs, Beyond Nostradamus
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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.
Reading Douglas Coupland's All Families Are Psychotic. It so engrossed me this morning that I missed my Muni stop.
Once I watched Tartuffe at San Joaquin Delta College and the program praised Molière's economy of characters. He used only as many characters as were necessary, no more. Coupland feels like that to me, and helps jar the plaque loose from my brain.