Because you get nuggets like today's post:
You need to read the whole post to know where he came from to get there. It may make you look at the technology you use a mite differently.
Go read the whole thing - and I do recommend subscribing to his blog (heck, mine too, but his for sure!) by email. They're short, often witty, and frequently wise.
The major blogging activity for me today happened over at InlandXC - reports are up for yesterday's Asotin Island Run.