Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

22 Mar 2003, 10:20 a.m.

Grudges I Can't Help Keeping

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

Years ago, during an ugly argument, Dan and I violently disagreed over the desirability of innocence. He claimed that innocence is nothing more than ignorance, and thus undesirable. I can't know what he thinks now, but someone has finally articulated my side of that fight.