About the metablog

This web site mainly contains a book, plus a “metablog” about the same topics.

I intend the book to be the main contribution. However, I don’t expect to finish it any time soon. I have been working on it, on and off, since 2004. When a 2007 draft, written in Word, reached 300 pages, and covered roughly a third of the subject, I realized that a major re-think was required.

After putting the project aside for a couple of years, I decided that it would be better to write the book incrementally, on the web. That way readers can start long before it was finished, and I can get helpful feedback as I go along. (Please provide helpful feedback!)

This metablog aims to address some bugs in that plan: