An interesting note and a sad commentary on our society follows. If you aren’t a hunt-and-peck typer, look at your keyboard. Look at the plus (+) sign. Now look at the minus (-) sign. You have to hit shift to generate a plus sign.

What’s the reasoning behind forcing me to go through this extra effort to type a plus instead of a minus? Really. I want to know. Shouldn’t we be adding more stuff than subtracting? There’s no way the equal sign is more important than the positive sign, unless we live in a world where negative equations and bank account deductions are the most important thing there is.

Is this a conspiracy launched against positive-thinking people everywhere? I think so. The only reason I used to sign my e-mails with a negative sign was because it took less effort. How could I be so blind to the tyranny?

From this day forward, I will sign my name “+b” instead of “-b”. For, with every press of that shift key I am standing in firm defiance of the negative.