After I chided Kolja about being passive-aggressive, Kolja pointed out that doing so on a blog is also passive-aggressive, and he’s absolutely right. Everything else aside, please consider this an open apology for that impropriety. There’s something about the internet (the anonymity perhaps?) that manages to squeeze the graciousness out of an otherwise good argument. I also fault myself for setting an unkind tone with the post in the first place. I do think it’s an argument that needs to continue, but maybe not here and maybe not now.