It was weird having something I posted here showing up on Slashdot yesterday. I only knew about it because a friend emailed me.
I never really think about who might be reading this blog. I mostly write it for myself and whatever friends happen to be reading. So it’s always a little jarring when something I wrote here shows up in a more public forum.
I read through the ensuing conversation on Slashdot, and it was very lively, with strong opinions expressed all around. Just as expected, and wonderful — free speech in all its messy glory.
At some point I will probably write a follow-up post, based on what I read there. But first I need time to digest it all and think about it.
Meanwhile, one unfortunate but not unpredictable side effect is that I am suddenly getting lots of “comments” from spambots. I guess the takeaway here is: Support free speech, but use good filters.