Blogging is useful to me for several reasons:
- It forces me to think through issues.
- It prevents me forgetting what I thought when I thought through an issue.
- Its a much more effective way to communicate with others in the same field than publishing papers.
- Since I'm not climbing the academic ladder there's not much incentive for me to publish papers anyway, although I have published quite a few since I started LOCKSS.
- I've given quite a few talks too. Since I started posting the text of a talk with links to the sources it has become clear that it is much more useful to readers than posting the slides.
- I use the comments as a handy way to record relevant links, and why I thought they were relevant.
Thanks for sharing your wealth of experience and ideas with the community! The clarity of thought, publishing persistance (and tempo) and usefulness of ideas are an example to follow for all of us. Here's to another 10? 🥂
On behalf of me and my research group, we thank you for your commitment to this blog-- it's required reading for everyone in the group. We have two faculty and an army of students and we can't match your productivity ;-)
If it was possible to offer a pre-release draft access subscription, I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one lining up to read those half-completed posts.
Like the other commenters I am grateful for your blog, I have been reading it for a a long time. I am particularly impressed by your sensible wisdom about storage technology.
I just noticed that this blog has just gone over one million page views in its history.
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