Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
A subtle change has been made to the comments links, so they no longer pop up. Does this in any way help with the problem about comments not appearing on permalinked posts, readers?
Update: seemingly not
Update: Oh yeah!
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Names, not numbers
Via a commenter at Aaronovitch Watch, a Very British Davos, thagyuveymutch. Oooh. I'm trying to cut down on the incoherent ranting and wishing of horrible fates on fellow human beings at the moment, so I'll just say that they've got their mates and I've got mine. And that I hope it rains.
Even the name is annoying. As a cry against the homogenization and impersonality of the modern world, "Names, not numbers" has a pretty fundamental logical flaw. Which is that if what you're concerned about is being treated as an individual, then it's quite clear that dozens or even hundreds of people might have the same name as you (see right sidebar), but an identification number you're given is unique to you alone. That is kind of the whole point of identification numbers.
this item posted by the management 2/27/2010 04:16:00 AM