It occurs to me that pretty much the only “must-read” posts I find are at Larry’s blog.Â Sensibly enough, as he is the . . . what do they call it . . .Â “blogfather” ofÂ this blog.Â Â But once in a while a post shows up elsewhere that cries for (positive) attention.Â Today that post comes from Madisonian.Â No, it’s not by our old friend, Frank Pasquale.Â It’s by Mike Madison, Madisonian’s in-house “blogfather.”Â It’s called — and I seriously urge youÂ to rush over and read it right now — More on the Future of Legal Scholarship.
It’s about “blogging-as-scholarship,” the Yale Pocket Part, “godless Sodomites,” and much more.Â And I agree completely:Â “Is blogging scholarship” is just the wrong question.Â Who cares?Â The money quote is this:
But substitute â€œrigorâ€? for â€œscholarshipâ€? in the â€œis blogging scholarship?â€? debate, and eventually reputation takes care of itself.
I worry because Frank seems to like the post, as well, and I know I disagree with Frank about everything, but maybe we’ve found some common ground here.Â Read it while it’s hot.
(By the way, because I know some people, sometimes (Joe and Lydia, I’m looking in your direction) have a hard time discerning whether I’m being sarcastic or not, I want to make it clear that I’m not being sarcastic.)