But this one is still my favorite.
I don’t know Shalizi personally but the vibe that he gives off in his various Internet writings is one of a bitter, resentful and envious asshole. Is it just me or is he indeed like that? For all the personal shortcomings Wolfram may have, he has still achieved infinitely more than, it seems, Shalizi will ever be able to.
1. Shalizi is a nice guy in person.
2. I agree that Wolfram has done more for science than Shalizi or I have (not “infinitely more,” however), but I think a bit of mockery of Wolfram’s less honorable activities is still in order.