the open laboratory: come on in!

January 16, 2007

in Books,Me

The Open Laboratory: The Best Writing on Science Blogs 2006 has just been published at  You can check out the table of contents and see which of your favorite brilliant science bloggers were included. As I previously noted, yours truly is one of them. The whole back story is at A Blog Around the Clock, and Bora should be heartily congratulated for the great job he did pulling this together.

This project is important in another way. By their nature, good blog posts are relatively brief and tightly written, and often about subjects that are unusual or esoteric, and/or draw on personal experience. These are the types of writings that can really hook people, and print-on-demand technologies such as Lulu make publishing accessible and easy. I think projects like this, especially if even more targeted to specific science topics, have good potential to spark the public interest in science.

Time to get working on next year’s submission!


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