Blogs reviewed in scholarly journals? I did not think it was possible for anyone to take us seriously, but the latest issue of the excellent Journal of Intellectual Property & Practice (2006 1(7):493-494) has a review by Toby Headdon of three IP blogs: Lessig Blog, Patently-O and yours truly. I have not read the review, but I received a blurb from colleagues, and I must really thank Toby for the kind and encouraging words. Risking infringement, the first paragraph reads:
I have not quite figured out the connection between technology and llamas but it is syntactically pleasing. In spite of almost daily postings by Andrés Guadamuz González (e-commerce lecturer at the University of Edinburgh), this blog site, by its own admission, appears to attract very few comments: ‘I’m ranked 37,346 (in the “Insignificant Microbe” category)’, we are informed. Quite frankly, it doesn’t deserve to be. This blog site is laced with wit and is all the more entertaining for it—take, for example, the comment on the intent of pro-software patent lobbyists to propose another attempt to pass the ill-fated directive on computer-implemented inventions: ‘Wonderful thing democracy. If you don’t like the result, try and try again.’
Thanks again to Toby for the very flattering review, I promise to use more pictures in the future. I’m trying to think of something witty to say… alas, it’s not happening. I blame the Brazilian caipirinhas.