Last week, I wrote a brief article speculating about what might be the best programming language for teaching computer science. Thinking that only a few die-hard geeks like myself might get a chuckle out of it -- I submitted it to Digg. Much to my surprise, within a half-day or so it had been bumped up ("dugg up?") to the home page.
Prior to this, traffic to the blog had reached a personal pinnacle of about 10,000 visitors in October of 2004, just prior to the presidential election. Since then, it had sunk to around 3,000-4,000 visitors monthly, give or take.
Anyhow, here's the diggalanche effect.