Wednesday, December 17

I'm writing a bit about the command line again (surprise), and I hadn't read In the Beginning was the Command Line in ages. Somehow searching for that one got me reading this Neal Stephenson interview on Slashdot.

I haven't thought all that much about Slashdot in quite a while — probably since the first time something I was responsible for got slashdotted, which must make it five years or better. I have to guess that a lot of what used to draw me there would leave me cold these days, but I'm enjoying this one. I think maybe I appreciate the quiet sanity of thoughts like

I can never get past the structural similarities between the singularity prediction and the apocalypse of St. John the Divine.

more than I did a decade ago.