Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

02 May 2003, 7:59 a.m.

Second Thoughts Aren't Doublethink

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

On second thought, maybe modern sci-fi already contains an abundance of the sort of thinking exemplified in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and my friends, who read much sci-fi, will not read The Curious Incident and think, "Oh wow! This person thinks like me!" Instead, perhaps, they will read it and think, "Why is this person going on and on about these obvious things? I could have written this, why am I reading it?"