Before I considered writing a blog of my own, I found myself enjoying other people’s blogs. I found information that I wouldn’t have otherwise read. In the haze of internet commercialization, it seems odd to talk about giving back to the community, but this altruistic inclination was the #3 reason that I started this blog.

The internet has a wonderful history of people freely sharing their creations. As a backdrop to the venture-capital-driven internet boom, there were always organizations and individuals who contributed to shared community wisdom and practical software. From slashdot to ask-a-linguist, there are large and small communities that exists purely to provide information to like-minded souls.

It wanted to do more than simply lurk, but become a participating citizen this strange community of bloggers. I enjoy my small presence in an obscure corner of the blogosphere.

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