I used to be a participant in soc.history.what-if a few years back (especially 4-5 years ago) and wrote up the “Manzikert Timeline” with Andrew Reeves. I saw a referral from this blog which has links to SHWI participants that I haven’t thought of in a while! I know Ikram Saeed remembers me from SHWI and I get an email now & then from people who are familiar from that forum. Anyway, I just wanted to welcome the SHWI people (smart & often as esoterically inclined as I) to the blogosphere! And I didn’t even connect Jonathan Edelstein of Head Heeb with the Jonathan Edelstein of SHWI who I riffed off of a few times.
Finally, for GNXPers, looking for the Manzikert file I found some other data I had thought I had lost. I told Steve Sailer a few years ago that I decided to send out an email to a bunch of the profs at various Indian Institute of Technology campuses and ask what their mother tongue was to figure out if Tamil’s were overrepresented. Here is the data:
I did this survey in the winter of 2000 by sending out a mass email :) Haven’t had time to do anything about it, but it was interesting, and confirmed my suspicion that Tamils are overrepresented in the Indian technocrati.