ipt" src="static/js/analytics.js"> Blogging The first entry in my blog (21 April 2003) gives my reason for having started it:

I had not thought I would ever become a blogger. Somehow the idea seemed presumptuous or bumptious to me -- the idea that my thoughts would be interesting to strangers surfing the web. What changed my mind was thinking about how often I read news stories or other items online that I find interesting and want to pass along to other people. I've been doing that by e-mailing the urls to friends. It recently occurred to me, however, that I might also give the links in a blog, with enough description that other people interested in the topics might stumble upon my recommendations. So that is what this new blog is all about.

The blog is here: