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Sick Day 🤧
You're not dying, you just can't think of anything good to do.
That subject line is unfortunately not a metaphor, Tabs will be off today because I’ve been sick all weekend. It’s just a cold, and I’m getting better. Normal Tabs will probably resume tomorrow.
But this gives me a chance to ask you something I’ve always wondered about. When Tabs is off unexpectedly, part of me always wants to send an email telling you that it’s off. But that feels weirdly self-negating, since sending you an email is the job. Like if I send this email, have I even taken the day off? It’s a real “who shaves the busman” type quandary.
So let’s put it to a poll. If the newsletter is going to be off, but I could still create some kind of email telling you that, would you rather I do it or not do it?
I appreciate your input, and I do not promise to use these results for anything but updating my Bayesian priors.
Speaking of which, William Shakespeare is having a moment among the smartest guys in Dumbtown, where following Sam Bankman-Fried’s smooth-brained gambler’s take on whether Shakespeare could possibly have been any good at writing:
Today in Tabs will be back tomorrow if I survive both this cold and these tweets. If you would like to contribute to my Theraflu fund, please: