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Comment author: TheOtherDave 30 November 2010 05:27:39PM 4 points [-]

I feel I ought to say that I really appreciated this post.

I have been struggling for some time, as I read through the archives, with the degree to which isolated intellectual problem-solving is presented as the heart of Fun. This very much does not describe "my Way" and I have been feeling increasingly alienated by it.

Consequently, it is a great relief to me to see you acknowledge that your essays are "skewed toward individual application."

It's not that I'm opposed to it, and it's not that I expect you to change your style (not least because you're reading this, if you are, 18 months "in the future").

I just appreciate the acknowledgment, however transient, that it is one Way among many.