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Personal FAQ

What is a Personal FAQ?

Like a FAQ, a PFAQ is a set of answers to frequently asked questions. Unlike a normal FAQ, though, there is no single overarching topic area; rather, the common element is not the set of topics, but instead just me—and my need to answer.

HISTORICAL NOTE: My notion of a PFAQ could be seen as independent invention of the notion of a blog, though of course under a different name. I liked the FAQ format but wanted to make the kind of distinction newspapers sometimes make between “reporting” and “analysis.” What voice I originally poured into this PFAQ eventually went into my blog, and so this PFAQ appears abandoned when really I did my subsequent posts elsewhere.

Partial Index

(I deliberately index only some topics.)


The following are my personal contributions to the world of usenet etiquette.

Intellectual Property



The following are some thoughts I sometimes reference related to politics in general:


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