Monday, September 25, 2006
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The latest step in scholar-blogging
Glassbead will exemplify what academic book publishing should be in another sense: namely, healthy public intellectual culture. We will purvey a wide variety of contentóranging from academic specialist works to journalism to critical editions of public domain fiction to new fiction. But we aim to make our mark with works that solve intellectual circulation problemsówithin the ivory tower and without. We will make books that are maximally available, searchable, usableóby the public and by academics. We will make books the general reader (not so mythical as sometimes reported) and the academic reader will want to make use of.There are several interesting implications of this project. Among the more obvious:
1) It's another means through which blog outputs can be translated into scholarly capital, as it were;Over at Open U., Jacob Levy is also enthusiastic. posted by Dan on 09.25.06 at 09:35 PM
I predict John Holbo is going to find that people will be much nicer to him than in the past.
You make it sound like he was unpopular before. Do you have to be snarky, always?
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