Welcome to Essay Web!

This is a collection of articles and essays I've written over the past few years. I enjoy reading, and occasionally I come across ideas that I write down, to better understand and remember them. Depending upon how much time I have, these articles might be very cursory, or somewhat more detailed. Since they are written with my own context in mind, they are not necessarily designed for the general reader.

I make no guarantees about the accuracy of any information you find on these pages. They are based on my own level of understanding, which varies from subject to subject. I do not claim to be an expert at any of these subjects. Use this information at your own risk.

My interests include history, science, technology, economics, and philosophy. I have tried to categorize the articles into broad categories (see menu above), but some cross-category articles might be filed under a single category. Links on these pages are categorized as local and external. Local links are in red, and will open in the same tab of your browser. External links are in blue, and will open in a new tab.

I also have a blog where I post shorter notes on some of these topics, as well as politics, philosophy and current affairs.

These pages use javascript for the menu and some other functions. If you have javascript turned off in your browser, you may have some problems with these pages, in which case you can try this HTML sitemap to navigate the site. I don't update the sitemap very frequently, so some of the newer pages might be missing.

If you have any comments or suggestions, use this form. Please note that I don't check for comments every day, so it may be a few days before you get a response.