man of steel, woman of kleenex

Long ago, I saw a short article by Larry Niven. I forget where it was, probably online. In UseNet or something similarly obsolete (this was *long* ago, the web browsers were still text based, gopher was still alive).

I'd always wanted to find it again, but I never got up the energy to do so. Fortunately, from Jerry Pournelle's Current View I find the link again.

Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex, by Larry Niven. Niven and Pournelle, of course, collaborate on science fiction. I always enjoy what they write, although often I don't read it until years after it's been out in the wild.