It’s Quiet. Too Quiet.

04/16/2011 By Shawn Burns

Between the Mom 2.0 social media conference in New Orleans and Coachella, wherever the hell that is, I think all of my readers are out of town.

Actually, I doubt any of my readers are at Coachella. Maybe they are.

Nevertheless, my first sentence remains true. Here’s a simple logical rule: In an “either/or” statement, called a “disjunction”, only one part has to be true for the entire sentence to be true. Each part of a disjunction is called a “disjunct”. My first sentence is, expressed formally, an either/or statement, which would read: “Either Mom 2.0 is the reason all of my readers are out of town OR Coachella is the reason all of my readers are out of town.” Even if it’s the case that I have no readers who are at Coachella, the sentence is still true just in case the first disjunct is true.

So, I blame Coachella for how quiet it is here today, even if, strictly speaking, not even the first disjunct is true. HI THERE, DEAR READERS WHO ARE NOT IN NEW ORLEANS FOR A CONFERENCE!