Inundated with interesting diary entries and other pieces to read. Must try to respond briefly to them...
bgeiger: Funny, I saw a Go set at Barnes and Noble (brick & mortar edition) a few weeks ago, in the Games section. I'm quite sure it was less than $30, too.
palsky: Hey, if people don't like 'em, they'll just rate your diary down so they don't have to read 'em. From where I stand, at the moment your diary's rated 7.7, which is pretty good, so I wouldn't be concerned. What you have to say looks pretty topical to me.
Maybe smaller chunks more frequently would help, though. Maybe you could have split the version control commentary off to another diary entry a few days later, for example.
Digging into my bookmarks: An excellent follow-on to that is The Six-Lesson Schoolteacher.
After you've read that second nice, short piece, go peruse through this E-book for an answer on what to do about it: Engines for Education. This one's worth allocating a few hours to read.