As opposed to other pages in this section, these are not edited over time. They represent, for better or worse, a snapshot of my views at the end of each year. The criteria have changed somewhat from year to year, but there should be a general consistency.
The 1994 listing is particularly abbreviated, and while it is tempting to go back to previous years and choose retrospective favorites, I was not making any sort of announcement at the time, so it would seem even more presumptuous now. The earliest three have been HTML-ized from original Usenet posts, inaugurating this web version with the 1997 awards.
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