A reader writes:
Myself notwithstanding, I’m always amazed at the contributions from your readers, their diversity, and the serious work they do. My guess is your audience as a whole are the most holistically educated, open-minded, and in-tune anywhere in the blogosphere. Seeing how technology and life has turned our attention spans into that of a fly, I can’t help but think of this group as a human hard drive, able to pull up previous discussions, make links between data and stories, and maintain a thread of thought or argument over the course of days, months, even years.
I think that in today's world, where the sense of community is fading, knowing that we are part of something as cool as this invisible group of people is consoling, in a modern sense.