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Wednesday, May 14, 2008


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I always agree with Paul Graham, even before I hear what he says.

Ralph Kramden

Thanks for the pointer to the article. It's an interesting read.

Having safely piloted 2 internet-savvy kids into their 20s now, I'm certainly not going to comment in a public forum about parental lies, even pseudonymously. :-)

My parents have been gone a long time now, and "new" family stories are hard to come by, but I just learned (from cousins) about the circumstances of my father's father's death that had not been "a lie" in my family, but rather "a secret". My grandfather died 15 years before I was born, but the new information was a bit disorienting for me - 70 years after the event. That's a strange sensation - that just some old but previously unknown family story can shake your core, even slightly.


Damn that's good.

> That's a strange sensation - that just some old but previously unknown family story...

Read (if you get a chance) "A short history of tractors in Ukranian".


It's akin to the "lamp vs. mirror" distinction in journalism - and the essay does bring out rather sharply the downside(s) of "lamp".

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