Trying to conduct an intelligent conversation on Twitter makes me feel the tiniest bit like one of those people who are paralyzed and only able to communicate by blinking. Voluntarily restricting my communication to 140-character packets is absurd, and so are "part 1/N" hacks; fragmentation and reassembly are for network stacks, not people. On top of that, apparently a PhD in computer science is not enough to understand Twitter's conversation model.
I'd much rather communicate by blogging and blog comments, email, or even HN/Reddit. Unfortunately RSS is dead and a lot of people only read my blog posts if I announce them on Twitter. The risk is that people respond on Twitter and I get pulled into a conversation there like an arm caught in a woodchipper.
So, I will make every effort to resist replying to threads on Twitter. Please leave comments in my blog or send me email instead of tweeting.