This explains a lot. I started this blog when I was twenty, and it was pretty good and some folks read it. Then it secured a steadily growing audience throughout 2002 and 2003 and soon we were set for Matt Yglesias’ Golden Years of Blogging. But ever since 18 May 2008, the quality of this site has been slowly and steadily draining away. And it’s no accident—I’m getting dumber!