A note about blogging:
Because I have never blogged before, as we discussed, I am experiencing culture shock about how radically the blog format disrupts the way I'm used to understanding a discussion by ordering in terms of most recent comment first. I can't imagine how anyone could make sense out of it reading it in backwards order, but it encourages people to read it backwards and makes it difficult to read it forwards. It seems to me literally like what it would be like to read a novel from back to front. Have you really read that novel?
It almost seems like the blog format is a way of creating incoherance in a discussion. But I know this is a paranoid anti-technological conspiracy theory....or is it?????